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Lionel's Birthday

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It's a time of questions, wishes, and a search for hidden presents as Lionel prepares to celebrate his birthday. He wonders what it will be like to be older, if there's any way to be sure a birthday wish will come true, and which is more important-getting the right present, or being surprised?

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Hardcover, 48 pages
Published September 29th 2003 by Dial (first published January 13th 2003)
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Tawnie
Grades: K to 3 Genre: Realistic Fiction
Lionel’s birthday is coming up in a few days. He starts his own preparations by trying to find where his family has hidden his birthday presents. He also buriers his own time capsule so he will remember his past. To prepare for the future, he uses his mom’s makeup and powder to see what he will look like when he is old. At last it is Lionel’s birthday and he spends the day drawing deep breaths so that he can be prepared to blow out all of his candles as onc
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Apr 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 6-8, iup, reader
AR Quiz No. 68288 EN Fiction
Accelerated Reader Quiz Information IL: LG - BL: 2.7 - AR Pts: 0.5
Christy
Feb 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: easy-reader
It's a time of questions, wishes, and a search for hidden presents as Lionel prepares to celebrate his birthday. He wonders what it will be like to be older, if there's any way to be sure a birthday wish will come true, and which is more important-getting the right present, or being surprised?
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Sep 16, 2010 rated it it was ok
Sara Ellen seems to like it but I find that each story/chapter has a joke that is lost on me. Some of it is funny but maybe the target audience, 6-9 year olds, would understand better.
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