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The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs

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When Eben McAllister reads about the Seven Wonders of the World, he longs to escape the small farming community of Sassafras Springs and do some exploring f his own. No one else ever seems to want to leave Sassafras however — not even his best pal, Jeb — and so, for now, Eben figures he's stuck on the farm with Pa and Aunt Pretty until he grows up.

All that changes when his pa, tired of Eben's moping, challenges him to find Seven Wonders in Sassafras Springs that can stang up to the real Seven Wonders of the World. And if he does? Then Eben will get the adventure he's been craving for — a trip out West. Eben doesn't reckon he'll have any luck — he can't think of even one thing that would be called interesting, let along wonderous, in Sassafras, but he figures he'll give it a try; there's nothing else to do in Sassafras anyway.

While his mission puzzles and annoys some of his friends and neighbors, Eben perseveres, little knowing that he is in for a big surprise. For what with a singing saw, a floating table, and a truth-telling loom (just to name a few), the Wonders Eben will discover among his neighbors, friends, and family will give him the adventure of a lifetime...without his ever leaving home.

Told in a down-home narrative with glimmers of magical realism woven throughout, and illustrated with sumptuous drawings by Matt Phelan, Betty G. Birney's tale about a boy's journey of discovery reminds us all that extraordinary things can happen in the most ordinary of places...even in Sassafras Springs.

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Life in Sassafras Springs has always been predictable, boring even, but one afternoon that changes when Eben McAllister's pa challenges him to find Seven Wonders in Sassafras that rival the real Seven Wonders of the World. The reward? An adventure that Eben's been craving — a trip to Colorado. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Even doesn't think he'll have any luck — he can't think of one single thing that could be considered wondrous in Sassafras — but he's willing to try. Little does he know that the Wonders he'll discover among his neighbors, friends, relatives, and family will give him the adventure of a lifetime...without ever leaving his home.

Synopsis:

Eben McAllister's pa challenges him to find seven wonders in boring and predictable Sassafras Springs that rival the real Seven Wonders of the World. Little does Eben know that what he'll discover will give him the adventure of a lifetime. Illustrations.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Betty G. Birneyandlt;/Bandgt; is an Emmy-winning screenwriter who specializes in live-action TV, and animation for children. She lives with her family in Studio City, California. andlt;bandgt;Matt Phelan'sandlt;/bandgt; black-and-white illustrations first appeared in andlt;iandgt;The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springsandlt;/iandgt; by Betty G. Birney. His picture books includeandnbsp;andlt;Iandgt;The New Girl...and Me andlt;/Iandgt;and andlt;Iandgt;Two of a Kind, andlt;/Iandgt;both written by Jacqui Robbins. Matt lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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dwalden, November 24, 2009 (view all comments by dwalden)
My class loves this story. It is exciting to read, and it is easy for kids to relate to . Very entertaining.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416934899
Author:
Birney, Betty G.
Publisher:
Aladdin Paperbacks
Illustrator:
Phelan, Matt
Author:
Phelan, Matt
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country/Ethnic-General
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Situations / Values
Subject:
Social Issues - Values
Subject:
Social Issues - Community & Neighborhood
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Reprint
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr; bandamp;w interior illustration
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.62 x 5.12 in 5.39 oz
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 224 pages Aladdin Paperbacks - English 9781416934899 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Life in Sassafras Springs has always been predictable, boring even, but one afternoon that changes when Eben McAllister's pa challenges him to find Seven Wonders in Sassafras that rival the real Seven Wonders of the World. The reward? An adventure that Eben's been craving — a trip to Colorado. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Even doesn't think he'll have any luck — he can't think of one single thing that could be considered wondrous in Sassafras — but he's willing to try. Little does he know that the Wonders he'll discover among his neighbors, friends, relatives, and family will give him the adventure of a lifetime...without ever leaving his home.
"Synopsis" by , Eben McAllister's pa challenges him to find seven wonders in boring and predictable Sassafras Springs that rival the real Seven Wonders of the World. Little does Eben know that what he'll discover will give him the adventure of a lifetime. Illustrations.
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