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Title:
Poppleton in fall
Author:
Rylant, Cynthia.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Blue Sky Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary:
Poppleton the pig enjoys the company of geese flying south, buys a new winter coat with the help of his friend Cherry Sue, and tries to order pancakes at the Lion's Club breakfast.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
280 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.4 0.5 35815.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.4 2 Quiz: 17146 Guided reading level: J.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780590847896
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The chilly days of autumn have arrived at last! Poppleton receives a visit from some friendly geese, buys a new winter coat, and enjoys a cozy pancake breakfast with his neighbor, Cherry Sue.


Author Notes

Cynthia Rylant was born on June 6, 1954 in Hopewell, Virginia. She attended and received degrees at Morris Harvey College, Marshall University, and Kent State University.

Rylant worked as an English professor and at the children's department of a public library, where she first discovered her love of children's literature.

She has written more than 100 children's books in English and Spanish, including works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her novel Missing May won the 1993 Newbery Medal and A Fine White Dust was a 1987 Newbery Honor book. Rylant wrote A Kindness, Soda Jerk, and A Couple of Kooks and Other Stories, which were named as Best Book for Young Adults. When I was Young in the Mountains and The Relatives Came won the Caldecott Award.

She has many popular picture books series, including Henry and Mudge, Mr. Putter and Tabby and High-Rise Private Eyes. (Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 1^-2, younger for reading aloud. Poppleton pig and his friend Cherry Sue, the llama, are featured in three short autumnal episodes. In the first, several groups of geese with rhyming names stop for cookies, leaving Poppleton babbling incoherently; in the second, Poppleton is dismayed when the local tailor dubs him too portly to fit into a winter coat; and, in the third, he incurs the ire of the chefs at the annual Lions Club pancake breakfast by trying to order plain pancakes for Cherry Sue. Calm, level-headed Cherry Sue provides solutions in each case: a nap, a "Big and Tall Pigs" mail-order catalog, and a change of order, respectively, all of which prompts her porky companion to allow that she's "a perfect" friend. Poppleton and Cherry Sue bear a passing resemblance to James Marshall's George and Martha. Teague's illustrations, done in soft lines and restrained colors, aren't as minimalist as Marshall's, but Poppleton's dot-eyed face is just as eloquently expressive. There's no mischief to add spark to the central relationship--but readers will enjoy the droll humor and sweetly steady friendship. --John Peters


School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3 Three more easy-to-read stories starring the lovable pig and his friends. The text never exceeds six lines per page, and Rylant employs plenty of repetition and rhyming words to recount Poppleton's adventures. In the first story, he invites two southbound Canada geese in for cookies. As soon as they leave, five more land and come in for a treat. As soon as they are gone, eight more arrive, leaving their genial host exhausted. Next, Poppleton shops for a winter coat, and in the third selection, he and Cherry Sue attend the Lion's Club's annual Pancake Breakfast (prepared by lions, of course). Teague's whimsical watercolors are full of humorous touches and seasonal details. A perfect package for beginning readers that will be read and shared throughout the year. Olga R. Barnes, Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County, NC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

The Geesep. 5
The Coatp. 18
Pancake Breakfastp. 36