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Title:
Junie B., first grader : shipwrecked
Author:
Park, Barbara.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Random House, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
88 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Summary:
Junie B.'s journal entries start with Room One's stomach virus excitement, the first-grade Columbus Day play, and getting the part of the Pinta, the fastest ship.
General Note:
"A Stepping Stone Book."
Language:
English
Reading Level:
410 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.1 1.0 80075.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 2.5 3 Quiz: 35138 Guided reading level: M.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780375828041

9780375928048

9780375828058
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Ship Ahoy! Room One is putting on a play. And guess what? It's about explorers looking for the New World! And there's ships and sea captains and everything! Plus here's the bestest news of all--Junie B. Jones thinks she might be the star of the whole entire production! Only, sailing the ocean blue is not as easy as it looks, apparently. 'Cause problems keep on happening. Like the actors keep catching the flu. And bossy May keeps trying to take over the show. Can this play be saved? Will the shipseverget to land? Or is Room One in for a disaster at sea that they will never forget?


Author Notes

Barbara Park was born in Mount Holly, New Jersey on April 21, 1947. She spent her first two years of college at Rider University in New Jersey before receiving a B.S. degree from the University of Alabama.

She began writing children's books after she had children of her own. In a career that began in 1982, she published over 50 books including Don't Make Me Smile, Operation: Dump the Chump, Ma! There's Nothing to Do Here!, Skinnybones, and The Kid in the Red Jacket. She was best known for her 28-book Junie B. Jones series which was first published in 1992. She won seven Children's Choice Awards and four Parents' Choice Awards.

She helped found a charitable organization, Sisters in Survival, to raise money for women with ovarian cancer. She died from ovarian cancer on November 15, 2013 at the age of 66.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Next installments detail the ongoing exploits of familiar characters. In Junie B., First Grader: Shipwrecked by Barbara Park, illus. by Denise Brunkus, the kids of Room One prepare a Columbus Day play. But with a virus spreading through the class and a feud between Junie and May (playing the Pinta and the Santa Maria of Columbus's fleet, respectively), will the play stay afloat? (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-In another zany appearance, feisty Junie B. wins a starring role as the Pinta, the "fastest" of Columbus's ships, in a play to be presented on Parents' Night. Amid typical kid-type disasters (a flu virus, arguments over staging, a frazzled teacher), the students in Room One have a dramatic-and surprising-opening night. Like the other beginning chapter books in this series, Junie B. tells her story in simple, realistic language, including grammatical and spelling errors. Illustrations add humorous details. The interactions of the characters are consistently interesting, and the plot moves quickly. Readers will relate instantly to the trials and tribulations of this first grader, and her approach to conflict resolution and her unrefined social skills make good springboards for classroom discussion. This protagonist often offers examples of how not to handle a situation, but she is always endearing and wonderfully funny.-Corrina Austin, Locke's Public School, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.