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Gooney Bird and the Room Mother

Gooney Bird and the Room Mother


Gooney Bird and the Room Mother

About the Book

Gooney Bird Greene likes to be right smack in the middle of everything. That's why she wants to have the lead role of Squanto in her class Thanksgiving pageant. But that role will go to whoever finds someone to be the room mother. All the parents are so busy, no one can bring cupcakes to the play. Gooney Bird Greene to the rescue! She finds a room mother alright, but promises not to tell who it is until the day of the play. Now the kids are really busy getting ready for the show. But will the mystery room mother really show up?

Product Details

On sale: July 11, 2006
Age: 8-12 years
Grade: Grades 6-8
Page count: 80 Pages
ISBN: 9780440421337
Reading level: Lexile: 660L | Fountas/Pinnell: N

Author Bio

Lois Lowry is also known for her Anastasia books. She and illustrator Middy Thomas also collaborated on Gooney Bird Greene. The author lives in Cambridge, MA.


"Relaxed black-and-white illustrations capture the diverse classroom. . . . Best of all is the story, which builds to a tense, beautiful climax as the identity of the room mother is revealed."--Booklist