A girl leads her classmates on a geographic adventure in this "witty and perceptive" novel by the New York Times-bestselling author of The Willoughbys.
Gooney Bird Greene returns for more adventures in this chapter-book series from Newbery Medal winner Lois Lowry, with Middy Thomas's black-and-white illustrations bringing the classroom to life throughout.
Mrs. Pidgeon's second grade class has a lot to celebrate in February: presidents' birthdays, Valentine's Day, and school vacation. Of course, the students are talking about their awesome vacation plans every chance they get. It can be hard to focus on subtraction problems when you're heading to Hawaii or Florida in seventeen minus seven days! But most of the class (twelve minus three of them, in fact) will be staying home during vacation. Can Gooney Bird Greene keep spirits up while everyone is feeling down? Gooney Bird has a great idea that sends her and her classmates on a snowy spin through U.S. history and geography...
"Gooney Bird doesn't need much help putting herself on the map. She'll be famous for years to come."—Kirkus Reviews