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The Widow's Broom

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2009

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    Widow's Broom

    As I teacher I love this book. It is a great discussion piece. As always Chris Van Allsburg keeps the reader guessing even once you are finished reading. I don't know which is better his written words or his illustrations.<BR/><BR/><BR/>Although this is a "picture" book I highly recommend it to all. If you have never read any of this authors works, I suggest you do so.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 30, 2009

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    Great Example of Stereotyping

    I definitely didn't like this story. It perpetuates a false stereotyping of Christians. Yes, Christians believe that a witch's broom is powered by the power of Satan but born again, real Christians wouldn't act the way the Christians are portrayed in this book. Liberals talk about tolerance and they tolerate everything except Christians. If the desire is to indoctrine children with that same intolerance and to perpetuate untruths about Christians, then the author is helping to accomplishing that with this book.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

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    A Stand Out

    Out of Van Allsburg's work, The Widow's Broom literally stands out. Rather than the traditional landscape format, this tall and narrow piece was published in portrait format which is seems appropriate when considering that the book is delivering the magical story of a broom. According to the cataloging information offered by the Library of Congress, The Widow's Broom is summarized as, "A witch's worn-out broom serves a widow well, until her neighbors decide the thing is wicked and dangerous." Like The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, this piece also has a black dust jacket and is adorned with black endpapers; however, in the case of The Widow's Broom, a warm brown, almost orange, color on the dust jacket and the boards give the book an autumn and Halloween-feel -- the time of year in which the story was set.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2001

    Great book

    This book is great to read to students. It holds their attention and keeps them guessing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2000

    funny

    There was an old witch. She had an old broom.Then the witch fell down.I think that it's realy scary for little kids because the broom had an ax.But my friends and I or my grup think that its a little funny to us.I think the story is funny because the broom threw the dog. Jennifer Hernandez,Erica Ayala and Bertha Hernandez.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2000

    adventurous

    The Widow's Broom This book is about a widow that found a witche's. She told the broom to feed the chickens,milk the cows,and clean the floor. This book was a fantasy and mystery story. It was fantasy because the broom came to life. It was mystery because the broom was a spirit. Tis was a scary and interesring book. We liked the book because it was funny when the dog got the broom and the dog flew.

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