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Don’t Feed the Geckos!: The Carver Chronicles, Book Three


Series
The Carver Chronicles

by
Karen English
illustrated by
Laura Freeman

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Imprint
Clarion
ISBN
9780544575295

Awards and Honors
Children’s Book Committee Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of 2016, Adventure and Mystery
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Carlos hopes to gain a friend when his cousin Bernardo moves in. Instead, Carlos has to remove popcorn from his geckos’ tank and listen to his dad praise Bernardo’s soccer skills. Black-and-white digital illustrations.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

144

Trim Size

5 1/2" x 8 1/4"

AR

4.3: points 3

Lexile

690L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

6

JLG Release

Mar 2016

Book Genres


Topics

Cousins. Geckos. Schools. Hispanic Americans. Humorous stories. School and education. Family. Fathers and sons. Soccer.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Booklist, The Horn Book Guide, Kirkus Reviews

Junior Library Guild

  • Readers will have sympathy for Carlos and his situation of being forced to share his space with someone he finds difficult.
  • The book’s characters are refreshingly realistic, with believable flaws. Carlos’s parents can be overly strict, his mom gossips about her sister, and Carlos is cold to Bernardo—despite Bernardo’s family troubles—because Bernardo has the bad habit of making trouble.
  • Carlos and Bernardo settle their differences in an authentic way. The cousins don’t suddenly become great friends and are still antagonistic, but they realize that it’s in their best interests to get along, and that they can help each other.
  • The illustrations sprinkled throughout accurately convey characters’ emotions and are a lively complement to the story.

Praise & Reviews

Junior Library Guild

  • Readers will have sympathy for Carlos and his situation of being forced to share his space with someone he finds difficult.
  • The book’s characters are refreshingly realistic, with believable flaws. Carlos’s parents can be overly strict, his mom gossips about her sister, and Carlos is cold to Bernardo—despite Bernardo’s family troubles—because Bernardo has the bad habit of making trouble.
  • Carlos and Bernardo settle their differences in an authentic way. The cousins don’t suddenly become great friends and are still antagonistic, but they realize that it’s in their best interests to get along, and that they can help each other.
  • The illustrations sprinkled throughout accurately convey characters’ emotions and are a lively complement to the story.

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