A top selected or recommended title by the Kansas State Reading Circle Commission.
Author: Lois Lowry
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Year Reviewed:: 2010
Review: Gooney Bird Greene and her fellow 2nd grade classmates discover poetry and learn the difference between haiku, limericks, and couplets. When the teacher's mother - who was once a writer - dies, Gooney Bird and the other students create their teacher a poem. Great read-aloud.