Gooney Bird and the Room Mother

Gooney Bird and the Room Mother


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Gooney Bird Greene knows exactly where she likes to be: “right smack in the middle of everything.” Sure enough, her colorful fashion sense, exuberant personality, and “absolutely true” stories land her at the center of attention most of the time, but as Mrs. Pidgeon’s second grade class prepares for their Thanksgiving pageant, the lead role of Squanto is still up for grabs. And so is the role of Room Mother, but with each of the children’s parents already overloaded, there are no volunteers to bring cupcakes to their play. So Gooney Bird promises to find one—in exchange for the lead. There’s just one catch: the person she convinces to be Room Mother insists on remaining incognito. As the class struggles to decorate the mural, make costumes, and learn their songs for the play, the suspense builds: will the pageant be a success? And who is their mysterious Room Mother?

Two-time Newbery Award–winning author Lois Lowry has once again captured the eager energy of an elementary school classroom and the hilarious antics and anecdotes of its students, especially those of the irrepressible Gooney Bird Greene herself. In her second literary appearance, Gooney Bird is back with more “absolutely true” stories to tell, more tips for her fellow aspiring storytellers, and a few challenging vocabulary words to share, too.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780544813168
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 09/20/2016
Series: Gooney Bird Greene Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 619,328
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Lois Lowry is one of the most decorated authors for young readers. Her books have won numerous awards, including the Newbery Medal for both Number the Stars and The Giver. Ms. Lowry now divides her time between Cambridge and an 1840s farmhouse in Maine. To learn more about Lois Lowry, visit her website at

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Gooney Bird and the Room Mother 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
marciaskidslit on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story teaches the fine art of storytelling to young children. Gooney Bird Greene, the story¿s protagonist, is a very bright young lady who truly has the gift for telling stories. Spelling is also a theme in the story and teaches children a good habit¿always have a dictionary and know how to use it. Lois Lowry uses an appropriate style of writing for a transitional book. The typeface is large and easy to read. Illustrations are interspersed throughout the story for visual appeal. The story has a mystery to solve that makes the plot fresh and lively.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A slanted entrance under the large pine roots open up into a cave with a small stream running in its corner. This main cave branches out into small "rooms". The main cave's walls are filled with cracks and scars, making it easy to store herbs. ~Medicine Cat's Den~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not adult read editorial to find this out suggest all books be catalog right away as to age and rating and page count saves time mom
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so pointless. This book made me want to fall asleep.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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