Look Out, Washington, D.C.!

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Wow! Washington, D.C.! Rooney's whole class gets to go on a two-day trip to the nation's capital. They'll see all kinds of great sights-the Washington Monument, the National Air and Space Museum, the zoo, and lots more. Emily Arrow can hardly wait. But when the day of the trip comes, things don't turn out right for Emily.
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Overview

Wow! Washington, D.C.! Rooney's whole class gets to go on a two-day trip to the nation's capital. They'll see all kinds of great sights-the Washington Monument, the National Air and Space Museum, the zoo, and lots more. Emily Arrow can hardly wait. But when the day of the trip comes, things don't turn out right for Emily.
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Gr 2-4-In this continuing saga of the children from Polk Street School, the class is taking a trip to Washington, D.C. During the trip, Emily comes to realize that a generally unpopular classmate has some positive traits; in fact, he turns out to be a good friend. Along with the story, Giff offers a quick tour of the sites. She also includes a section of very brief descriptions of the students' favorite things to see, along with addresses and phone numbers. Even with the present closing of roads in the city and some errors, such as calling the Tomb of the Unknowns by its former name, this is a fun introduction for youngsters making their first trip to the nation's capital. Shirley Climo's City! Washington, D.C. (Macmillan, 1991) and Catherine Reef's Washington, D.C. (Dillon, 1990) are for older audiences and deal with history rather than just having a good time looking around. An easy-to-read chapter book for fans of the series, as well as for those planning a visit.-Margaret C. Howell, West Springfield Elementary School, VA
Kay Weisman
Ms. Rooney's class from the Polk Street School series returns for another adventure--an overnight field trip to Washington, D.C. Emily Arrow is excited about the excursion until homesickness, a yucky partner, and a forgotten notebook begin to dull her enthusiasm. With great effort she maintains a brave front and discovers comforting notes from her mother and many kindnesses from her partner. Giff's story intersperses travel commentary between traumas; the second half of the book is a children's guide to the D.C. area, which lists 42 favorite places to visit and includes descriptions (written as homework assignments from Ms. Rooney's students), addresses, and phone numbers for each. This will be popular with Polk Street fans and may be useful for young readers who want to help plan a family trip.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780780776852
  • Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/1997
  • Pages: 122
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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