On her very first day at Foxfield School, Gwen comes face-to-face with a group of girl bullies self-named The Foxfield Four. Gwen, with the help of a strong support group, solves this very real problem for herself and her new friends and begins enjoying her new school.
Gwendolyn Claire chapter books are great EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES for GRADES 4-6 in addressing children's contemporary issues such as: bullying, competition, jealousy, and self-confidence. They are easily adaptable to a classroom reading group (ELA), individualized reading setting or as outside reading. Both chapter books encourage students to openly discuss their day-to-day problems and issues mainly because they can easily relate to the title character.
It's October. Halloween, a library ghost, and, especially school play tryouts, take center stage for Gwen. Having acted in many plays at her old school, Gwen again experiences the anticipation, competition, "drama" (and maybe a little jealousy) that comprise being in a school play. Click here to read chapter one.
School is a microcosm of life. The building itself is filled with all types of people from various social and economic backgrounds. Each person works to achieve goals in hopes of bettering himself/herself in order to move on to something even more exciting and challenging. School is where children evolve into adults and the most important part of that evolution are the friendships and relationships they develop along the way.