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The Resource Flying feet, Patricia Reilly Giff ; illustrated by Alasdair Bright

Flying feet, Patricia Reilly Giff ; illustrated by Alasdair Bright

Label
Flying feet
Title
Flying feet
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Reilly Giff ; illustrated by Alasdair Bright
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Charlie often thinks of inventions that seldom work, but his latest idea just might be able to help Jake the Sweeper get rid of a big pile of trash and save "Come as a Character" day, too
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Pace
Review
The third in the Zigzag Kids series, which features a culturally diverse, tight-knit cast and focuses on one character per installment, turns to would-be inventor Charlie. Charlie can't wait to show off his new invention to his buddies in the after-school program. Unfortunately, the red sneakers with glued-on suction cups are about as successful at climbing walls as his Breathe-underwater Box was at supplying air. So far, his inventions aren't helping him to live up to his older brother's stellar reputation with the teachers at Zigzag School. Compounding his woes, Mrs. Farelli picks him to organize the Come as a Character Day and dress as Peter Rabbit. It's a tough week for Charlie as he struggles with self-doubt and others' expectations. As the day of the event approaches Charlie begins to feel the wonderful buzz signaling an idea for an invention. Could there be an opportunity in a huge load of detritus Jake the Sweeper's truck dumped in the playground by accident? Now he's got a plan that, if successful, could help everyone and prove that junk is in the eye of the beholder. The cheerful drawings offer levity to the spare, straightforward prose laid out in one- or two-sentence paragraphs. The tension builds mildly, exploring the concept of individuality and the expanding pressures of growing up, demonstrating Giff's keen understanding of chapter-book readers. (Fiction. 6-9)(Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2011)
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392060
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DLC
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Giff, Patricia Reilly
Dewey number
[E]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.G3626
LC item number
Fly 2011
Literary form
fiction
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  • 3
  • 4
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Bright, Alasdair
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True
Series statement
Zigzag kids
Series volume
0003
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  • Schools
  • Inventors
Target audience
primary
Label
Flying feet, Patricia Reilly Giff ; illustrated by Alasdair Bright
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
71 p.
Isbn
9780385738873
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2010022645
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)648146069
Label
Flying feet, Patricia Reilly Giff ; illustrated by Alasdair Bright
Publication
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
71 p.
Isbn
9780385738873
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2010022645
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)648146069

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