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The Resource Real heroes don't wear capes, by Laura Driscoll ; illustrated by Amy Wummer

Real heroes don't wear capes, by Laura Driscoll ; illustrated by Amy Wummer

Label
Real heroes don't wear capes
Title
Real heroes don't wear capes
Statement of responsibility
by Laura Driscoll ; illustrated by Amy Wummer
Title variation
Real heroes dont wear capes
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ethan sets out to bring fame and recognition to his pogo-stick hero, Boyd "Boing" Bower, but discovers that being a hero means more than being famous
Review
Gr 1–3— Ethan loves trivia and pogo sticks. When he reads about a pogo-stick champion from his hometown, he is so impressed by Boyd "Boing" Bower's exploits that he wants to find a way to recognize his achievements. He begins a petition to create a town holiday, tries to raise money for a statue, and distributes Boing! buttons. While trying to drum up interest in his hero, he learns about a teacher who stays after school to help struggling students and a man who mows his neighbor's lawn and cleans her gutters. Ethan's swim instructor tells him about her cousin, who helped her overcome her fear of deep water. Soon the boy realizes that anyone can be a hero and he decides to create a museum to honor all of the everyday folks who are heroes to someone in their lives. Ethan's brother surprises him by creating a museum display honoring him. This easy-to-read story demonstrates how a young boy can change and improve his community by getting involved. The lessons in the narrative are supplemented by small text boxes containing interesting bits of trivia about both anonymous and well-known American heroes. The cartoonlike illustrations portray multicultural kids in familiar situations. A "Making Connections" page urges youngsters to embark on a heroic mission of their own.—Linda L. Walkins, Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Brighton, MA --Linda L. Walkins (Reviewed September 1, 2007) (School Library Journal, vol 53, issue 9, p164)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
288238
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Driscoll, Laura
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Grades 1-3
Interest level
LG
LC call number
PZ7.D79
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 3
Reading level
3.0
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wummer, Amy
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Social studies connects
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pogo sticks
  • Heroes
  • Conduct of life
  • Interpersonal relations
Target audience
primary
Label
Real heroes don't wear capes, by Laura Driscoll ; illustrated by Amy Wummer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "History & culture/heroes"--Cover page [4]
  • "With fun activities"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
32 pages
Isbn
9781575652450
Lccn
2006102069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
Real heroes don't wear capes, by Laura Driscoll ; illustrated by Amy Wummer
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "History & culture/heroes"--Cover page [4]
  • "With fun activities"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
32 pages
Isbn
9781575652450
Lccn
2006102069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations

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