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Title:
Gator halloween
Author:
Calmenson, Stephanie.
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Publication Information:
New York : Morrow Junior Books, 1999.
Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Summary:
Amy and Allie, two alligator friends, hope their costumes will win a prize at the Swamp Street Halloween Parade, but they risk missing the contest to find a lost pet lizard.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780688147846

9780688147853
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Book

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Summary

Best friends Allie Gator and Amy Gator are determined to win the costume contest at the Swamp Street Halloween parade. But what can they wear for their prize-winning costumes? Should they be ketchup and mustard? A pencil and an eraser? They are stumped -- but they had better think of something great before rival gators Marvin and Dave run off with the prize!Soon another project catches their eye -- they see a poster featuring a lost pet lizard named Louie. The Gator Girls make up their minds to find Louie...but can they find him and make it to the contest in time?In "Gator Halloween, the fourth book about the irrepressible Gator Girls, authors Stephanie Calmenson and Joanna Cole and illustrator Lynn Munsinger capture all the highspirited excitement of Halloween. Fans of the previous books in the series and those meeting Allie and Amy for the first time will find tricks and treats in store!


Author Notes

Joanna Cole was born in Newark, New Jersey on August 11, 1944. She attended the University of Massachusetts, Indiana University, and City College of New York where she earned a degree in Psychology.

Ms. Cole has worked as an elementary school teacher, a librarian, and a children's book editor. As a child, she loved science and explaining things and this is why she started writing children's books. She writes fiction and non-fiction titles. Her most well-known series are the Magic School Bus and the "Body."

Cole's books have received a number of honors. A Horse's Body and A Snake's Body were both named Outstanding Science Trade Books for children by the joint committee of the National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council. In 1982, A Snake's Body was named a Children's Choice Book by the joint committee of the International Reading Association and the Children's Book Council. Both A Cat's Body and A Bird's Body were Junior Literary Guild selections. In 1991, she was awarded the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction award.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 2^-4. Those lively Gator Girls are up to their old tricks in a new chapter-book adventure. Amy and Allie are determined to win the best-costume prize at the Halloween parade, but they don't have a clue about what to wear. The girls' creativity eventually kicks in, but their enthusiam for winning takes a backseat to their concern for someone's lost pet. They turn up too late for the parade, but their selfless act makes them winners all the same. This doesn't hang together quite as well as some of the girls' previous adventures, but it's still fun, with a dash of over-the-top comedy and wonderful illustrations by Lynn Munsinger that give the story a double shot of pizzazz. --Stephanie Zvirin


School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4 With three popular earlier titles to their credit, Amy and Allie are back with an adventure that their fans should enjoy. Here, the Gator Girls are desperate to win the Halloween costume contest, desperate enough to brave going to see the mysterious fortune-teller Madame Lulu. But the seer is not the least bit helpful, and the two friends struggle to come up with an idea so unique that they will take the prize over their male competitors. While they don't win the contest, they do find a lost lizard and are rewarded in a happy ending. Munsinger's cartoon-style watercolor illustrations are bright, expressive, and add to the humor of the story line. A warm and cheerful holiday selection. Rosie Peasley, Empire Union School District, Modesto, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.