Junie B. Jones Is a Graduation Girl All the children in Room Nine are excited when they get their bright white graduation gowns. Then an accident happens! Can Junie B. find a way to fix things? Junie B., First Grader (at last!) When Junie B. tries to read words on the chalkboard, she can't seem to see what everyone else is seeing! Is it possible she might actually end up wearing . . . glasses? Junie B. First Grader: Boss of Lunch Junie B. is getting to help in the school cafeteria. Maybe one of these days she'll be the boss of this whole entire operation! Junie B. First Grader: Toothless Wonder Only Junie B. is not that thrilled about this. Because what if she looks like toothless Uncle Lou? And what's all this tooth fairy business? So many questions, so little time. Junie B., First Grader: Cheater Pants Junie B. has all the answers when it comes to cheating. It's just wrong! But what about copying someone else's homework? Could she be a cheater pants and not even know it? Junie B., First Grader: One Man Band It's time for the first-grade kickball tournament! Only Junie B. has hurt her big piggy toe and she can't play on the team. Maybe she could be in Sheldon's halftime show! Junie B., First Grader: Shipwrecked Room One is putting on a play about explorers looking for the New World! Plus-Junie B. thinks she might be the star of the whole entire production! Junie B., First Grader: Boo . . . and I MEAN it! It's Halloween! Only Junie B. is afraid to go trick-or-treating. But then she gets an idea for a costume to out-scare even the creepiest competition.
by Barbara Park
"Junie B. Jones's unique voice continues to give us insights into the trials and tribulations of a well-intentioned but often misled first-grader. As is typical in a Junie B. book, we are treated to the mishaps of her life--like a school play about Columbus's journey to America in which Columbus eventually has to walk to the New World because the ships have all crashed. Junie B. exhibits all her usual humor, and Lana Quintal's energy, pacing, and tone help listeners hear just how exasperated Junie is and how often she must explain the obvious. The production is somewhat marred by the inconsistent quality of the vocal characterizations for the play's supporting cast and crew. J.K.R. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"
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