In Mrs. Pidgeon's second grade class, many of the students are preoccupied with the great places they're going to go on their upcoming spring break—although Gooney Bird Greene and a few of her peers aren't going anywhere at all. In this fifth book in the series, Gooney Bird has a great idea for a huge "playground map" of America, and before long her classmates are excited by what they're learning about U.S. history and geography. This chapter book for readers 8 to 12 is by the two-time Newbery–winning author of Number the Stars and The Giver, and features witty black and white line drawings by her longtime collaborator Middy Thomas.
"Gooney Bird doesn't need much help putting herself on the map. She'll be famous for years to come."—Kirkus