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.