Lionel in the Summer

Overview

Lionel wants to do everything on the first day of summer: play in the sprinkler, race cars, explore space, build a castle, tease Louise, and more. Can he do it? Then in other adventures, Lionel resourcefully uses a thrilling ride on the roller coaster and a scary trip through the Haunted House to help him stay awake for the Fourth of July fireworks, makes money at his lemonade stand (by luring Louise into buying him out), and survives a family car trip to the mountains with visions of ice cream! The six previous ...
See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (2) from $17.60   
  • New (1) from $17.60   
  • Used (1) from $37.99   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

Lionel wants to do everything on the first day of summer: play in the sprinkler, race cars, explore space, build a castle, tease Louise, and more. Can he do it? Then in other adventures, Lionel resourcefully uses a thrilling ride on the roller coaster and a scary trip through the Haunted House to help him stay awake for the Fourth of July fireworks, makes money at his lemonade stand (by luring Louise into buying him out), and survives a family car trip to the mountains with visions of ice cream! The six previous Lionel titles (all Dial) have been highly praised. Lionel and His Friends was a Parenting Magazine Best Book of the Year and a Junior Library Guild Selection. A starred Booklist review for Lionel at Large declared, Krensky effectively captures the essence of a child's experience.

Lionel enjoys the longest day of summer, celebrates the Fourth of July, has a lemonade stand, and travels on vacation with his family.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-This worthy addition to a quality series features four short, seasonal stories. In the first, Lionel has made many plans for the longest day of the year. When a friend explains that the longest day doesn't have any more hours in it than a regular day, Lionel decides to go straight to the most important thing-doing nothing. In another chapter, Lionel wants to stay up for the fireworks at the Fourth of July carnival so he goes into the Haunted House and scares himself wide awake. In the next episode, when the boy sets up a lemonade stand, his know-it-all sister tells him that he's doing everything wrong. He then tricks Louise into buying his business and gets the better of her-at least this time. In the last selection, the siblings drop not very subtle hints that they really need to stop for ice cream during a long car trip. The enjoyable, colored-pencil and watercolor-wash illustrations are a fine match for the tales. Children will identify with and laugh with the characters.-Anne Parker, Milton Public Library, MA
Kirkus Reviews
Lionel and his family are back for more adventures in this latest Easy-to-Read installment. Krensky's grasp of a child's perspective is readily apparent in these vignettes from Lionel's summer vacation, which is focused on some classic childhood moments: Lionel's triumphant quest to stay awake for Fourth of July festivities; his fledgling entrepreneurship with an American icon, the lemonade stand; and the ubiquitous car trip en famille. Wry humor punctuates the stories, highlighted by Natti's witty illustrations. Beginning readers will be engrossed by the engaging content and encouraged by the fluid text. (Picture book. 4-8)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780780799677
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Series: Easy-to-Read Series: Level 3
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

"I did not have the kind of childhood most people would choose to write about. It was happy and uneventful, with only the occasional bump in the night to keep me on my toes. In my spare time, however, I often imagined myself in various stories — as Mighty Mouse, Robin Hood, Popeye or Superman.

"I always liked to make up stories, especially lying in bed at night before I fell asleep.

"It was not until I was twenty that I actually took up ceative writing. One of my favorite parts of the process was imagining myself in various characters' shoes, even if those characters - dragons for example - didn't wear shoes at all. A year later, in 1975, I graduated from Hamilton College and began a six-month internship at the New York Times Book Review.

"Since then I have been a full-time writer for children. I married my wife, Joan, in 1984,and we settled in my hometown of Lexington, Massachusetts, where we live with our two sons, Andrew and Peter.

"When I feel like I've spent enough time hunched over my computer, I like to play soccer and softball, and read books written by other people."

copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)