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Nixon, Joan Lowrey.
GUS & GERTIE AND THE LUCKY
New York : SeaStar Books,
IL K-3, RL 3.0
and Gertie are two penguins from Antarctica who try to compete as synchronized
swimmers (with matching bathing caps) in the Animal Winter Olympics. Opps!
Swimming is a Summer Olympics event, so Gus and Gertie can't compete, but
they can still enjoy the Games! Gus takes Polaroid pictures of the events.
All the animals have lucky charms, to treasure or to trade. But wait! Someone
is stealing the charms! Can Gus and Gertie figure out who the thief is?
Can you? Are the charms really needed, or is it, as Gus quietly keeps saying,
not charms that help the contestants win, but skill and practice?
(Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania
Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2003-2004)
Olympics -- Fiction.
Penguins -- Fiction.
Animals -- Fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.
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