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Some Good News (Cobble Street Cousins #4)

4.05 of 5 stars 4.05  ·  rating details  ·  153 ratings  ·  14 reviews

Meet the

Cobble Street Cousins

* Lily, who wants to be a poet *

* Tess, who wants to be a Broadway star *

* Rosie, who wants a little cottage with flowers by the door *

It's spring on Cobble Street, and Lily has a great idea -- the Cobble Street Cousins' own newspaper! Soon the very first edition of The Cobble Street Courier is hot off the presses, with a poem by Lily

Paperback, 64 pages
Published June 1st 2001 by Aladdin (first published June 1st 1999)
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A very sweet and funny little book. My children loved the humor and the tenderness. I am a big fan of how much focus Cynthia Rylant puts on elderly neighbors. Nearly every book of hers that we have read has hightled a single person of senior age and always with such vitality and warmth. I think that these books will do great things for my children's love of the neighbors.
I remembering falling in love with the people of Cobblestreet when I first read this in elementary school. I adored the three girls, I adored the aunt and Michael, and I adored the flower shop. Yes, the characters are underdeveloped, and it's not the greatest book ever written, but it has a certain charm that will definitely appeal to children.
May 23, 2011 Dolly rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children starting to read chapter books
The books in the Cobble Street Cousins series are feel-good books about being creative and loving and having fun. The girls all get along wonderfully and have the nicest ideas, especially to their elderly neighbors. We've really enjoyed reading the books in this series and we are looking forward to the final book, Wedding Flowers (We read Summer Party first, not realizing that it was part of a series, so we went back and read all of the previous stories. Now we are caught up and ready for the en ...more
Cute story for the niece. She loves the story because the girls are a lot like her. They love to have a project and something to "surprise" others with.
Apr 11, 2013 Alyssa rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Young children 6 to 9 yrs
Shelves: read-to-quinn
The book did come back to form and better than ever! This was one of my favorites and that might have a lot to do with the fact that I have created newspapers many times in my life. ;-) I liked that the newspaper was the main plot throughout the book. I loved seeing the finished product and all the fun things the cousins included in it. Really fun book!

Quinn, 6.75 years old, also felt this was better than the previous one. Quinn's favorite part of the newspaper was Tess' interview with her cat E
Sweet books. Love that the three girls are such go getters!
Yumi Learner
I read the forth book of the series today. I quite enjoy reading each book. I especially like the forth one. Each book has a season, and the forth book season is my favorite season, spring!

In the forth book, we have a new character. He is a friend of Michael's grandfather. What is the coincidence! We also have a new animal character. He is a pet dog of Michael's father. Although I am a big fan of dogs, I am very curious of the dog.

So, I can't wait to read what will happen to next!
Oh, to have fun with one's cousins and these three are having an adventure living together with Aunt Lucy for the year. In this title the girls write a newspaper about Cobble Street and give it to their neighbors. The newspaper and its stories are shown in the illustrations.
Sep 02, 2012 Relyn rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: girls, girls everywhere
Recommended to Relyn by: I love Cynthia Rylant.
Shelves: 2012-reread
I absolutely adore this series by Cynthia Rylant. It's like a starter course of women's domestic stories. I betcha the little girls who love these books will grow up to love Rosamund Pilcher, too.
Jul 31, 2007 Hannah rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Emma
This was the last book that I read in this series. The Cobble Street Cousin send out their own newspaper!
(In Comparison: This is like a younger version of the Beacon Street Girls.)
Sandee Mariner
i felt like the main characters were under-developed. but it was cute and taught good social skills.
Maya Madhavan
They made a newspaper called The Cobble Street Courier. They interviewed Michael. Michael has a dog.
Have I mentioned that I really like the illustrations that accompany these books?
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An author of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for children and young adults as well as an author and author/illustrator of picture books for children, Cynthia Rylant is recognized as a gifted writer who has contributed memorably to several genres of juvenile literature. A prolific author who often bases her works on her own background, especially on her childhood in the West Virginia mountains, she ...more
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