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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,740 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lois Lowry Narrator: Lee Adams Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Gooney Bird Series Release Date: March 2009 ISBN: 9780739372821
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Two-time Newbery Medalist Lois Lowry introduces a new girl in class who loves being the center of attention and tells the most entertaining “absolutely true” stories.

There’s never been anyone like Gooney Bird Greene at Watertower Elementary School. What other new kid comes to school wearing pajamas and cowboy boots one day and a polka-dot t-shirt and tutu on another? Gooney Bird has to sit right smack in the middle of the class because she likes to be in the middle of everything. She is the star of story time and keeps her teacher and classmates on the edge of their seats with her “absolutely true” stories. But what about her classmates? Do they have stories good enough to share?

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Quotes & Awards

  • Lowry’s masterful writing style reaches directly into her audience, managing both to appeal to young listeners and to engage older readers. The Bulletin
  • A hybrid of Harriet, Blossom, and Anastasia, irrepressible Gooney Bird is that rare bird in children’s fiction: one that instantly becomes an amusing and popular favorite. Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Bruce | 2/6/2014

    " Gooney Bird is a unique second-grader who has a talent for telling stories that are always "absolutely true." Not only are her stories, entertaining, but she manages to sneaks lots of hints about writing and story structure in as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melanie | 2/6/2014

    " It tries to hard to shove the message of accepting differences and eccentricities down your throat. I hate books like that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Ann | 1/27/2014

    " The audio has a fun southern accent for Gooney Bird - I probably wouldn't have picked up on this without hearing the audio. I think it would make a fun classroom read for 2nd grade as students get into writing their own stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniela | 1/13/2014

    " OMG i loved/ love this book since like 3rd grade, i have it if you wanna read it just give me a call <3 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 1/5/2014

    " A fun series about writing. It presents basic concepts to help young kids wrote stories, poems, etc. Our whole family was inspired to try some of the suggestions in this fun, goofy story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeri | 12/12/2013

    " A great introduction to story-telling and vocabulary words in an interesting book with an engaging character. Teaches all the parts of a story and how to create suspense..."suddenly." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tera | 12/3/2013

    " Brilliant book to teach kids about writing and story telling. Such fun stories all acting like a sly lesson on story structure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sabrina | 9/22/2013

    " We finished it! My son and I read this together as part of his summer reading program. Gooney was a fun character . . . and we both enjoyed her stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 7/18/2013

    " This is Lucie's first "chapter" book. We've enjoyed reading it aloud together. Gooney Bird's stories are sweet and funny. And, the book isn't too long for a first foray into chapter books... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 6/17/2013

    " This book is very cute when i was in third grade i read it. in this book nobody had evr seen someone like Gooney Bird Greene. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nbkyouth | 2/17/2013

    " Well written, funny chapter book series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 11/18/2012

    " this book was super funny "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 7/10/2012

    " A really cute book! Perfect for teaching kiddos about making a great story. Gooney Bird is a very lovable character, my kids begged me to read more! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mckinley | 3/24/2012

    " Really good. Great book for school classes when talking about storytelling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 9/18/2011

    " This seemed forced and a little artificial--and I'm a big Lowry fan! I don't like agenda books even thought this one is about writing and that is my passion. Students around third grade loved it and I was able to create some good craft (writing) lessons from it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mrs. McWhirter's Class | 8/1/2011

    " it is very funny and to find out why her name is goony bird green read the book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trish | 7/30/2011

    " LOVED IT!!! How can you not love Gooney Bird? Good recommendation for parents who think Junie B is too sassy or for Clementine fans! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kiera | 7/23/2011

    " 1st grade "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Francesca | 1/31/2011

    " Loved this book when I was a kid! My mommy used to read it to me before bed and we would just laugh and laugh:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arianna Harris | 11/27/2010

    " i like this book because its like helping to be a good person and not a bad person so you can treat people like how you treat your family and never let your family down you always should be there for then if its an problem or emergency "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 7/21/2010

    " Gooney Bird Greene reminds me of the little girl who watches my cat for me when I go places - such an individual and with so much self-confidence - everyone loves her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia | 8/11/2009

    " We loved this collection. Listened to it in the car and while working in the house. Very touching and laugh out loud hilarious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trish | 1/5/2009

    " Actually the only thing I could find with the 3rd title in the series - just more good Gooney Bird - can't wait to read the 4th one! "

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About the Author
Author Lois Lowry

Lois Lowry has written many books beloved by children and adults alike. From the popular Anastasia Krupnik series to her bestselling novel The Giver, her books have garnered dozens of national, international, and state honors and awards, including two Newbery Medals.

About the Narrator

Lee Adams has been a voice artist for many years. Her work for the Educational Television Network can be heard on an array of videos, television series, station identifications, and commercials. She is also an accomplished singer/songwriter and lends her talents to various animation projects whenever possible. Lee has narrated both fiction and nonfiction audiobooks.