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Izzy Barr, Running Star: Franklin School Friends


Series
Franklin School Friends

by
Claudia Mills
illustrated by
Rob Shepperson

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Macmillan
Imprint
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN
9780374335786

Awards and Honors
2015 Cybils Awards Nomination, Early Chapter Books
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Star athlete Izzy doesn’t have a running-coach dad like her rival Skipper. In fact, her dad has really let her down. Will Izzy and Dad make up in time for the big 10K race? Black-and-white illustrations.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

144

Trim Size

5 1/2" x 7 2/3"

Dewey

Fic

AR

5: points 2

Lexile

810L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

6

JLG Release

Aug 2015

Book Genres


Topics

Schools. Friendship. Education. Social issues. Track. Sibling rivalries.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

The Horn Book Magazine, The Horn Book Guide^

Horn Book

This third installment in the chapter book series (Kelsey Green, Reading Queen, rev. 5/13; Annika Riz, Math Whiz, rev. 5/14) focuses on Izzy Barr, one of those girls who make the phrase “run like a girl” a compliment instead of an insult. Due to Izzy’s love of running and dedication to practice, she is the fastest runner in the third grade—except when classmate Skipper beats her. Not only has Skipper just gotten some fancy track shoes, but her dad is their P.E. teacher and the coach for Franklin School’s Fitness Club, which trains students for the citywide 10K race. Izzy desperately wants to beat her rival, first at the upcoming school field day and then at the 10K. The story’s other major tension involves Izzy’s jealous feelings whenever her dad attends one of her half-brother’s athletic events instead of hers. Mills presents and resolves problems in a winning story, and Shepperson’s depiction of Izzy as African American adds some welcome diversity to this group of friends. jennifer m. brabander

Praise & Reviews

Horn Book

This third installment in the chapter book series (Kelsey Green, Reading Queen, rev. 5/13; Annika Riz, Math Whiz, rev. 5/14) focuses on Izzy Barr, one of those girls who make the phrase “run like a girl” a compliment instead of an insult. Due to Izzy’s love of running and dedication to practice, she is the fastest runner in the third grade—except when classmate Skipper beats her. Not only has Skipper just gotten some fancy track shoes, but her dad is their P.E. teacher and the coach for Franklin School’s Fitness Club, which trains students for the citywide 10K race. Izzy desperately wants to beat her rival, first at the upcoming school field day and then at the 10K. The story’s other major tension involves Izzy’s jealous feelings whenever her dad attends one of her half-brother’s athletic events instead of hers. Mills presents and resolves problems in a winning story, and Shepperson’s depiction of Izzy as African American adds some welcome diversity to this group of friends. jennifer m. brabander

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