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by Scott Sowers,Barbara O'Connor

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ISBN: 1440750300
Author: Scott Sowers,Barbara O'Connor
Language: English
Publisher: Recorded Books (January 1, 2010)
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Rating: 4.2
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Frances Foster Books

Frances Foster Books. Farrar, Straus and Giroux New York. Special thanks to Ben, the original Yoo-hoo boat maker. Summary: In Fayette, South Carolina, the highlight of Popeye’s summer is learning vocabulary words with his grandmother until a motorhome gets stuck nearby and Elvis, the oldest boy living inside, joins Popeye in finding the source of strange boats floating down the creek. ISBN: 978-0-374-37055-8. 1. Friendship-Fiction. 2. Adventure and adventurers-Fiction. 3. Recreational vehicles-Fiction.

A small book, a small adventure. Small-town South Carolina life is pretty routine for Popeye until he discovers the silver RV camper stuck in the ditch, and meets the family living there: Elvis and all his brothers and sisters. Popeye and Elvis seek a "small adventure" apart from the little ones and find it in the mysterious Yoo-Hoo carton boats floating down the stream. Who's making these boats, where do they come from, and what's the meaning of the strange notes attached?

Barbara O'Connor is the author of award-winning novels for children, including How to Steal a Dog, The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis, and The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester.

Barbara O'Connor is the author of award-winning novels for children, including How to Steal a Dog, The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis, and The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester. Drawing on her South Carolina roots, Barbara's books are known for their strong Southern settings and quirky characters. In addition to six Parents Choice Awards, Barbara's distinctions include School Library Journal Best Books, Kirkus Best Books, Bank Street College Best Books, and ALA Notables.

Hey, she said, not looking up. Her gravelly voice didn’t match her delicate look: small and thin, like a twig. She wore a grimy canvas hat pulled down over her ears. And wings auzy yellow butterfly wings, tattered and dirty, dotted here and there with clusters of shiny gold sequins and attached to the girl by straps that slipped over her arms like those of a backpack. She stopped scooping and looked up at Elvis from where she knelt on the ground. Scooping dirt into a jar, she said.

Elvis and Popeye's journey reminds readers to look for and enjoy the small treasures in their lives. Photo by Scott Treadway. Save a spot on your shelves for this small adventure with a grand heart. STARRED, School Library Journal. Barbara O'Connor is the author of numerous acclaimed books for children, including Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia; Me and Rupert Goody; Greetings from Nowhere and How to Steal a Dog. She has been awarded the Parents' Choice Gold and Silver Awards, the Massachusetts Book Award, and the Dolly Gray Award, among many honors.

There's something nice about reading a Barbara O'Connor book and knowing that you're not going to have to deal with stereotypical tropes like "if this character lives in a trailer park, you know they're evil" and the like.

Jul 26, 2009 Betsy rated it it was amazing. American children grow up reading so many good British novels that sometimes it's hard to conjure up similar books of a Yankee nature. Maybe that's why I like Barbara O'Connor so much. There's something nice about reading a Barbara O'Connor book and knowing that you're not going to have to deal with stereotypical tropes like "if this character lives in a trailer park, you know they're evil" and the like. Her folks don't have a lot of money. Neither do a lot of folks in the country right now.

Narrated by Scott Sowers

Narrated by Scott Sowers. For her work in children's literature, Barbara O'Connor has received numerous accolades, including several. Remove from Wishlist.

Автор: O& Barbara Название: Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS . Nothing ever happens in Fayette, South Carolina. Thats what Popeye thinks, anyway.

2011 Язык: ENG Поставляется из: США Описание: Nothing ever happens in Fayette, South Carolina. His whole life, everything has just been boring, boring, boring.

Popeye has never met anyone like Elvis Jewell. You can also see this book trailer on YouTube. How to Make a Yoo-hoo Boat How to make a Yoo-hoo boat like the ones in The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis by from Barbara O’Connor. Awards and Distinctions ALA 2010 Notable Children’s Books Cybils Award Finalist in the middle grade fiction category School Library Journal Best Books of the Year Kirkus Best Books of the Year NCTE Children's Assembly of Literature Notable New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing.

Comments:

Ranterl
After I put my son to bed, I jump on the computer and check my email and catch up on the blogs I follow. One of those blogs is Barbara O'Connor's Greetings From Nowhere. Barbara is witty, funny, clever, quirky and oh-so-human (see her Cafe Francais saga), so it is no wonder she can breathe life into witty, funny, clever, quirky and oh-so-human characters.

In "Small Adventure", Velma recites the kings and queens of England in chronological order. As someone who just crossed the 40-year mark and is a new mom, as I read this part of the book I was thinking this is a great way to keep one's mind sharp. Then I read Popeye's reaction. And it's perfect. And not terribly complimentary. Not only can Barbara O'Connor create characters so real that you think you know them, she can draw you so entirely into a book that you forget it is just a story.

By the time I hit the Yoo-hoo boats, there was no retreating. No way I was putting this book down until I met everyone and I found out how this story ended. So go out and buy this book. It's a short story and a fast read and not a single word is wasted. And you'll enjoy re-visiting it for years to come.
Conjukus
This was a short book that came to - I felt - a very abrupt halt. I wanted to know more about the characters. And characters are to be found in this book! Funny, quirky, smart kids and a few clueless adults. I enjoyed it - it's a quick read, well-written, and I'd recommend it to anyone!
Debeme
This book is a great classroom novel. Students enjoy reading about the adventure, and the guided vocabulary help students with difficult words found within the text.
Delalbine
I started my year off reading this wonderful story aloud to my fourth grade class. For any 4th grade teacher out there looking for a great book, this is it! The characters of Popeye, Elvis, Velma, and Starletta delighted my students. They are wonderfully written and students everywhere can identify with their desires to have an adventure. AS a teacher I loved how Connor introduces all those great vocabulary words. When we read about the wrath of Velma, hands shot up wanting to share their experiences with wrath: " My dad shows wrath when the Yankees beat the Red Sox!" My class had a great time brainstorming ideas for a sequel. I highly recommend this book.
Kizshura
Popeye lives in a small town with his grandmother and no-good-do-nothing uncle. Life is boring. Nothing happens. He longs for something to happen. One day, after a week of rain a trailer gets stuck in the mud. Living in the trailer is Elvis, his parents and a bunch of siblings. Elvis and Popeye become friends and find a boat made out of a Yoohoo carton floating on the creek. They decide they need to find out who made the boat and sent it down the creek. And so the adventure begins. Can they figure out the mystery before the trailer is dug out of the mud? This is a quick read and a sweet story. Elementary aged boys will especially like it.
Uickabrod
I met the author and her books are fabulous!
Hanelynai
good
I loved it it was the best book ever I really think you will like it thank you so much

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