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ISBN13: 9780395640517
ISBN10: 0395640512
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Some of Minna Shaw's neighbors don't trust her clever broom. "It's dangerous", they say. "It's a wicked, wicked thing". Minna disagrees. She appreciates the broom's help around the house. She enjoys its quiet company. It seems perfectly innocent and hardworking to her. But one day two children get a well-deserved thrashing from the broom. For her neighbors, this is proof of the broom's evil spirit. Minna is obliged to give up her dear companion. Chris Van Allsburg, master of the mysterious, brings this supernatural tale to life with moody and memorable pictures that will haunt readers long after the book's covers are closed.

Synopsis:

A widow finds herself in possession of an extraordinary broom left by a witch who fell into the widow's garden.

About the Author

Chris Van Allsburg is the winner of two Caldecott Medals, for Jumanji and The Polar Express, as well as the recipient of a Caldecott Honor Book for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. The author and illustrator of numerous picture books for children, he has also been awarded the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in childrens literature. In 1982, Jumanji was nominated for a National Book Award and in 1996, it was made into a popular feature film. Chris Van Allsburg was formerly an instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two children.

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Nadya, January 15, 2009 (view all comments by Nadya)
This delightful tale of a quiet friendship between a lonely widow & a witch's broom that's lost most of its abilities, threatened by her unsavory neighbors' fears & suspicion, will enchant young & old. A good read about simple magic! Who doesn't want a broom like this?
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780395640517
Author:
Van Allsburg, Chris
Author:
Van Allsburg, Chris
Author:
Allsburg, Chris Van
Publisher:
Harcourt Brace and Company
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - Halloween
Subject:
Witchcraft
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Magic -- Fiction.
Subject:
Brooms and brushes.
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Halloween
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Series Volume:
al-°adad 101
Publication Date:
September 1992
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
13.46x8.46x.36 in. .90 lbs.
Age Level:
07-UP

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