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Gooney Bird And The Room Mother
Gooney Bird and the Room Mother is a 2006 novel by Lois Lowry. External links[edit]Lowry's websiteChildren's literature portal Novels portalv t eNovels by Lois Lowry The Giver
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Novel
A novel is a relatively long work of narrative fiction, normally in prose, which is typically published as a book. The genre has been described as having "a continuous and comprehensive history of about two thousand years,"[1] with its origins in classical Greece and Rome, in medieval and early modern romance, and in the tradition of the novella. The latter, an Italian word for a short story to distinguish it from a novel, has been used in English since the 18th century for a work that falls somewhere in between. Ian Watt, in The Rise of the Novel, suggested in 1957 that the novel first came into being in the early 18th century. Miguel de Cervantes
Miguel de Cervantes
author of Don Quixote
Don Quixote
(the first part of which was published in 1605), is frequently cited as the first significant European novelist of the modern era.[2] The romance is a closely related long prose narrative
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Special
Special
Special
or the specials or variation, may refer to:.mw-parser-output .tocright float:right;clear:right;width:auto;background:none;padding:.5em 0 .8em 1.4em;margin-bottom:.5em .mw-parser-output .tocright-clear-left clear:left .mw-parser-output .tocright-clear-both clear:both .mw-parser-output .tocright-clear-none clear:none Contents1 Policing 2 Literature 3 Film and television 4 Music4.1 Albums 4.2 Songs5 Computing 6 Other uses 7 See alsoPolicing[edit] Specials, Ulster
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Children's Novel
Children's literature
Children's literature
or juvenile literature includes stories, books, magazines, and poems that are enjoyed by children. Modern children's literature is classified in two different ways: genre or the intended age of the reader. Children's literature
Children's literature
can be traced to stories and songs, part of a wider oral tradition, that adults shared with children before publishing existed. The development of early children's literature, before printing was invented, is difficult to trace. Even after printing became widespread, many classic "children's" tales were originally created for adults and later adapted for a younger audience. Since the 15th century, a large quantity of literature, often with a moral or religious message, has been aimed specifically at children
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Attaboy Sam!
Attaboy Sam! (1992) is a children's novel by Lois Lowry. It is the second book in a series that Lowry wrote about Anastasia and her younger brother Sam
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Gossamer (novel)
Gossamer (2006) is a novel with elements of both fantasy and realism for young adults by Lois Lowry.Contents1 Plot summary 2 Characters 3 Publication details 4 External linksPlot summary[edit] Gossamer is a novel by Lois Lowry. It is about a boy named John. There are creatures, the Bestowers and the Sinisteeds. Bestowers help people by giving them nice and happy dreams. But the Sinisteeds give bad and nasty nightmares. There is one Bestower that is unique. That bestower is Littlest. She wants to bestow John because he gets abused but Thin elderly ( Another Bestower ) thinks that she is not ready yet. John is a little boy. But he is not happy because he gets abused by his father. He goes and stays with his mom . The Bestowers try to help him . After, the Sinisteeds came and tried to give John a nightmare. John gets affected from that nasty nightmare. Littlest almost begs to help John. She wants to prove that she is ready to bestow. She truly cares about John and helping him
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The Silent Boy
The Silent Boy was written by Lois Lowry
Lois Lowry
and was published in 2003. Categorized as both a young adult novel and historical fiction, The Silent Boy is set in a 20th-century farm community. The story was inspired by a pile of photos that Lowry found and which are interspersed throughout the narrative. The story is told by Katy Thatcher, the young daughter of a small-town physician whose heart is softened by a local boy with a mental condition disabling him from speaking. In 2008, Greg Gunning adapted Lois Lowry's novel into a play The Silent Boy. The play was produced by ArtsPower National Touring Theatre, and in September 2008 through May 2009, toured the U.S. The original cast included David Beck as Jacob, Kristen Johnson as Katy, Andrew Dawson as Dr. Thatcher, and Mary C. McLellan as Peggy. In January 2009, Ashleigh Catsos replaced Johnson as Katy Thatcher
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Number The Stars
Number the Stars (1989) is a work of historical fiction by American author Lois Lowry, about the escape of a Jewish family
Jewish family
(the Rosens) from Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark
during World War II. The story centers on ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen, who lives with her family in Copenhagen in 1943. She becomes a part of the events related to the rescue of the Danish Jews, when thousands of Jews were helped to reach neutral ground in Sweden
Sweden
in order to avoid being relocated to concentration camps. She risked her life in order to help her best friend, Ellen Rosen, by pretending that Ellen is Annemarie's late older sister Lise, who had died earlier in the war
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Rabble Starkey
Rabble Starkey (1987) is a novel by Lois Lowry. It won the 1987 Josette Frank Award. In the novel, 12-year-old Rabble Starkey's single mother Sweet-Hosanna is hired by the Bigelow family to take care of the children while Mrs. Bigelow is, due to crushing depression, unable to look after them herself. As time passes by, Rabble feels she's finally found a true home
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Autumn Street
Autumn Street is a 1980 novel by two-time Newbery Award-winning author Lois Lowry.Contents1 Synopsis 2 Characters 3 See also 4 BibliographySynopsis[edit] There were things to be afraid of in the woods at the end of Autumn Street. But the year she went to live in her grandfather's big house - when her father went off to fight in World War II- Elizabeth couldn't put a name to those dark, shadowy fears. She was grateful for the reassurance of Tatie's strong, enveloping brown arms which held her when she needed comforting, and she relished her friendship with Tatie's grandson, feisty and streetwise Charles, who called her dumb old Elizabeth but didn't mean it, and who taught her to take risks. Together the two lonely children tried to interpret for each other an adult world -which was always puzzling and often cruel
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A Summer To Die
A Summer to Die was Lois Lowry's first novel. Synopsis[edit] Meg, the younger of the two sisters, is the story's narrator and primary protagonist. Their father, an English professor at a university, has decided to take a year off from teaching to write a book that he, only half jokingly, claims will shake the world of literature. This means the family relocates to a small country house where his daughters are upset they will be sharing a room. Like most sisters, Meg and Molly quarrel over silly things, and Meg is jealous of her sister's blonde curls and long eyelashes.[1] The owner of the house the family is renting lives down the road in a smaller house on the same property. The sisters soon establish a rapport with the elderly Will Banks, who learns about photography with Meg and teaches Molly about the abundant wildflowers covering the estate
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Looking Back (book)
Looking Back (1998) is an autobiography written by the American author Lois Lowry, in which she uses photographs and accompanying text to construct a picture of her life.v t eNovels by Lois Lowry The Giver
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Gooney Bird Greene
Gooney Bird Greene (2002) is the first of a series of children's novels by Lois Lowry
Lois Lowry
concerning the storytelling abilities of a second-grade girl. It was illustrated by Middy Thomas. Plot[edit] Gooney Bird Greene has just transferred to Mrs. Pidgeon's second grade class in Watertower. She is unusually self-confident, likes to be the center of attention, has an eccentric flair for style, and an exciting, almost magical past. When Mrs
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Zooman Sam
Zooman Sam
Zooman Sam
(1999) is a children's novel by Lois Lowry. It is part of a series that Lowry wrote about Anastasia and her younger brother Sam.Contents1 Plot summary 2 Reception 3 References 4 External linksPlot summary[edit] It's Future Job Day at Sam's nursery school, and Sam, who has zookeeping aspirations, is thrilled when his teacher says he can tell the other children about a series of zoo animals: "For six weeks he could stand in front of the circle and feel that feeling of being the most interesting person in the room." As always, the patient and loving Krupnik family stands by as Anastasia's irrepressible little brother struggles with a set of almost impossible goals. Reception[edit] Kirkus Reviews
Kirkus Reviews
finds that "The plotting is leisurely, the story is slender, and a subplot about the training of the family dog barely registers." and "..
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See You Around, Sam!
See You Around, Sam (1996) is a children's novel by Lois Lowry. It is part of a series of books that Lowry wrote about Anastasia and her younger brother, Sam. Plot summary[edit] Anastasia Krupnik's little brother, Sam, wants fangs more than anything in the world. But there is one big problem. Sam's mother, Mrs. Krupnik, has 'fangphobia' and forbids Sam even to touch his plastic vampire fangs in the house. How can she not see how cool fangs really are? Sure, they make it hard to eat hot dogs, but they make him look disgusting – and Sam loves to look disgusting. So Sam decides to run away to Alaska, where "fanged" walruses lie around in a pile and sharp teeth are generally accepted. He packs his mittens and bear in his father's Harvard University gym bag and sets off, but just down the block, Lowell Watson, the mailman, reminds him he will need food for Alaska. Neighbor Gertrude Stein's homemade chocolate chip cookies are just the thing
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All About Sam
All about Sam (1988) is a children's novel by Lois Lowry. It is part of a series of books that Lowry wrote about Anastasia Krupnik
Anastasia Krupnik
and her younger brother Sam. Plot summary[edit] Sam is a mischievous little boy, but mostly curious. He is very smart, and from the day he was born, Anastasia was jealous. Reason for writing the novel[edit] On her website Lowry states the reason for writing the novel as:"Sam was born when Anastasia was ten, and for a long time he existed only in the books about her. But kids liked him. Maybe he reminded them of their own little brothers
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