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Beans on the Roof

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George Bean always wants to play on the roof of his apartmentbuilding. But only his older sister Anna can sit there, because she's writing a roof poem. Anna may be the first Bean to be in a book if the poem wins a contest at school.

George decides to write a roof poem too. Soon all the Beans are on the roof writing the roof poems. All except George. He needs some inspiratio
Paperback, 80 pages
Published August 1st 1990 by Yearling (first published October 1st 1988)
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Anna Bean goes up on the apartment building roof to write a poem. If it is good enough, it will be published in a book. George Bean is jealous. Mother Bean protects Anna's privacy as long as she can, but George's nagging is relentless. She eventually gives in and lets him go up to the roof so that he can write a poem. He promises not to bother Anna, but George can't resist laughing and talking about the poem that just pops into his head. Soon Anna gets exasperated, and tells him that his poem ...more
Nicola Mansfield
One of my favourite authors, this is a title I had never heard of before. An early chapter book for suggested ages 5-8 or up to about Gr. 3, this is an easy to read story about family. Anna has to write a poem for school and chooses to write about roofs, so her mother lets her go up on the apartment roof to write the poem. The two younger siblings want to go up as well so must promise not to bother Anna and have to write a roof poem as well. The story that follows is a simple tale of siblings, ...more
Dec 31, 2015 Kevin rated it liked it
The perfect book to read for a diversion. Perfectly childish, perfectly absurd, perfectly conceived. Magic!
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Each of the five members of the Bean family writes a "roof" poem on the roof of their apartment building.
May 31, 2013 Morgan rated it it was ok
Maybe I went in to it with expectations that were too high. I wasn't a fan of this one. It didn't seem to have much to it.
Sep 01, 2016 Kacy rated it really liked it
Such a sweet story of how a family supports each other through good times and bad. It is a perfect beginning chapter book for young readers.
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i think this book was funny because the roof was like a hang out spot.
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good beginning chapter book for boys or girls. Can also be used for poetry month.
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Betsy Byars has written over sixty books for young people. Her first published in 1962 and since then she has published regularly. Her books have been translated into nineteen languages and she gets thousands of letters from readers in the United States and from all over the world.

She has won many awards. Among them are the Newbery Medal in 1971 for her novel The Summer of the Swans, the American
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