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Lexile: 590
Reading Level: 5.0

Gooney Bird Greene 

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2002

ISBN: 0-618-23848-4
Illustrated by Middy Thomas

Gooney Bird Greene, an unusual student arrives in Mrs. Pidgeon's 2nd grade class and engages the class and teacher with absolutely true stories about herself, including how she got her name.


Lois Lowry lives in West Cambridge New Hampshire with her dog, Bandit.

Lois Lowry has written many other humorous books including books about Anastasia and her brother Sam.
All about Sam is one of them.