Gertie's Leap to Greatness Book Cover

See Other Books Like This:

This book is for age/grade:

Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

This book's genre:

Realistic Fiction

This book is about:

Family, Humor

Use Find a Book to find similar books, using filters such as age & topic.

Gertie's Leap to Greatness

Written by:

Kate Beasley

Illustrated By:

Jillian Tamaki

Published:

October 4, 2016

Publisher:

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

 Seeing stars?  Professional book reviewers only award a star to exceptional books.  More than one star means experts from multiple organizations felt the book was outstanding. 

Starred Reviews:

Star Image Booklist

Summary

For fans of Three Times Lucky and The Penderwicks, this endearing new classic spins together sparkling humor, sizzle-pop writing, and a sassy main character with an unforgettable voice.

Gertie Reece Foy is 100% Not-From-Concentrate awesome. She has a daddy who works on an oil rig, a great-aunt who always finds the lowest prices at the Piggly Wiggly, and two loyal best friends. So when her absent mother decides to move away from their small town, Gertie sets out on her greatest mission yet: becoming the best fifth grader in the universe to show her mother exactly what she'll be leaving behind. There's just one problem: Seat-stealing new girl Mary Sue Spivey wants to be the best fifth grader, too. And there is simply not enough room at the top for the two of them.

From debut author Kate Beasley, and with illustrations by Caldecott Honor artist Jillian Tamaki, comes a classic tale of hope and homecoming that will empty your heart, then fill it back up again--one laugh at a time.

Editorial Reviews

The following links are to reviews of this book on review journal websites.

Kirkus

Publishers Weekly

Booklist  (Booklist provides free access to some, but not all reviews.  A subscription is required for complete access.)

Add new comment