Gooney Bird Greene

Gooney Bird Greene

Book - 2002
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A most unusual new student who loves to be the center of attention entertains her teacher and fellow second graders by telling absolutely true stories about herself, including how she got her name.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2002
ISBN: 9780618238484
Characteristics: 88 p. : ill
Additional Contributors: Thomas, Middy Chilman 1931-


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Jan 14, 2019

This book is truly a delight. Gooney Bird enters her second grade class like a bawse and as she tells her stories each day, the class is enthralled and fascinated. Even the teacher falls under her spell. Gooney Bird truly has a storytelling gift complete with the instincts for dressing well without overstating. What is even better is how she shares her knowledge and skill with the entire class. Kids who enjoy Pippi Longstocking and Clementine will also fall in love with Gooney Bird Greene.

Dec 03, 2017

This book was adorable. It reminded me of the Junie B Jones series. Great for a short pick me up!!

Jul 19, 2017

This is a fun book! I really enjoyed reading about Gooney Bird! It was kinda refreshing to read about a second-grader who wasn't crazy and spastic (ref. Pippi Longstocking, Huck Finn, etc). Maybe I've been taking care of kids a lot recently :) Anyway. Gooney Bird is great. You should get to know her!

First of all, this book is awesome! This book is for people who like twists to stories. I totally recommend this to anyone ages 5-14.

Apr 06, 2015


Feb 12, 2013

Lovely story and character that also teaches kids elements of creating interesting stories. Awesome.

Sep 12, 2011

My 7-year-old daughter and I read this together and laughed and laughed. I could see great potential in using this as a read-aloud for others in her class to give them ideas for stories they, too, could tell and write themselves. Immediately went online to see if there were more in the series.

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this is about a girl with a great personality and she is new to her school. she claims she only tells absolutely true stories. her class learns about structures of stories and so she tells a story every day with a twist. I hope you like the book as much as I do!


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