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The Widow's Broom 25th Anniversary Edition Hardcover – Picture Book, August 28, 2018
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The enchanting story of a widow who finds herself in possession of an extraordinary broom after a witch falls into her garden.
Some of Minna Shaw's neighbors don't trust her clever broom. "It's dangerous," they say. But Minna appreciates the broom's help. She enjoys its quiet company.
But one day two children get taught a well-deserved lesson by the broom. For her neighbors, this is proof of the broom's evil spirit. Minna is obligated to give up her dear companion.
Chris Van Allsburg, master of the mysterious, brings this tale to life with moody and memorable pictures that will haunt readers long after the book's covers are closed—now in a new edition to celebrate this beloved book's twenty-fifth anniversary.
From the Publisher
|The Polar Express||Jumanji||The Garden of Abdul Gasazi||The Stranger||Zathura|
|Read More Books by Chris Van Allsburg||Take a ride aboard the Polar Express in this award-winning, classic holiday story, perfect for every child’s library.||Over thirty years ago, Peter and Judy first found the game—Jumanji—with the instructions that once the game is started, it must be finished or it will go on forever—and it was then, with this same wonderment, readers found Jumanji, too.||In this extraordinary, unusual, and unique picture book, Chris Van Allsburg explores both the real and surreal worlds with incredible deftness.||The enigmatic origins of the stranger that Farmer Bailey hits with his truck and brings home to recuperate seem to have a mysterious relation to the weather. Could he be Jack Frost?||The story of the boy and his obsession to become the world’s greatest sailor, and a storm that carried them to a place where boats sail on the wind, instead of on the water.|
|The Widow's Broom||The Sweetest Fig||Just a Dream||Zathura||The Mysteries of Harris Burdick|
|The enchanting story of a widow who finds herself in possession of an extraordinary broom after a witch falls into her garden.||Once again Chris Van Allsburg explores the mysterious territory between fantasy and reality in an uncanny tale that will intrigue readers of all ages.||Young Walter litters and refuses to sort trash for recycling until he dreams of an overcrowded and polluted future which terrifies him into taking care of the earth.||The companion to Jumanji—a tale of intergalactic adventure and sibling rivalry where a roll the dice transports two brothers to the mythical land of Zathura.||Chris Van Allsburg challenges young readers to use their creativity and imagination in this one-of-a-kind book that asks readers to finish the story.|
"Van Allsburg explores the nature of good and evil in this unearthly tale of a witch's broom that has fallen from the sky with its witch still on it . . . Enchanting." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review
"...you won't be able to put this broom away any more than Minna Shaw could. It will sweep the boards twelve months of the year." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"...will evoke pleasurable shudders..." Publishers Weekly
"...Althought not strictly for Halloween, may turn out to be as much a part of that holiday as Polar Express is of Christmas." School Library Journal —
About the Author
Chris Van Allsburg is one of America’s most innovative picture book creators. He is perhaps best known for the contemporary classic The Polar Express, which received the Caldecott Medal in 1985 and was made into a blockbuster movie starring Tom Hanks. He also received the Caldecott Medal for Jumanji, which was made into a popular feature film in 1996 and again in 2017. He also received a Caldecott Honor for his very first book, The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. He has received the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children’s literature, a National Book Award, and a Society of Illustrators Lifetime Achievement Award, among other honors. He lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Visit him at chrisvanallsburg.com.
- Publisher : Clarion Books; 25th Anniversary edition (August 28, 2018)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 32 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1328470199
- ISBN-13 : 978-1328470195
- Reading age : 4 - 7 years
- Grade level : Preschool - 3
- Item Weight : 1.01 pounds
- Dimensions : 8.13 x 0.44 x 13.25 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #182,958 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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