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Random House is proud to present the tenth anniversary edition of a book Publishers Weekly called "a gem of a book...a story that goes straight to the heart." When nine-year-old Gregory experiences several upsets in his life, he responds by creating a fantastic chalk garden on the charred walls of a burned-out factory behind his house. As his garden grows and flourishes, Gregory finds a voice through his art and, for the first time, is able to find his own place in the world. The Chalk Box Kid is sure to delight ...
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Overview

Random House is proud to present the tenth anniversary edition of a book Publishers Weekly called "a gem of a book...a story that goes straight to the heart." When nine-year-old Gregory experiences several upsets in his life, he responds by creating a fantastic chalk garden on the charred walls of a burned-out factory behind his house. As his garden grows and flourishes, Gregory finds a voice through his art and, for the first time, is able to find his own place in the world. The Chalk Box Kid is sure to delight a new generation of children and their parents.

Nine-year-old Gregory's house does not have room for a garden, but he creates a surprising and very different garden in an unusual place.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Bulla's addition to the new Stepping Stone series opens as Gregory's family moves to a smaller house in a poorer part of town; the father has lost his factory job. There is no yard at the new house in which to play, but Gregory explores a nearly burnt-out building that formerly was a chalk factory. Gregory finds plenty of chalk in the debris as he cleans up, and the artist in him soars. Even though the kids at the new school don't accept him readily, Gregory is happyfor him the blackened walls of the building become his giant canvas. Bulla has created a gem of a book, without a wasted word anywhere. He conveys the yearning and passion of a young artist and the healing power of friendship in a story that goes straight to the heart. Illustrations not seen by PW. Ages 7-9. (October)
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Gregory's father has lost his job and they are moving to a new house. It is not a very nice house and it is not a very nice neighborhood. To make matters worse, Gregory must share his room with his twenty-two year old uncle. Gregory is having trouble adjusting to school, but he finds solace in the old brick factory next door. It is there that he creates a garden of flowers in chalk on the blank walls. Then through a series of related events, his life and that of his family turns around. A strong story that touches the heart.
Children's Literature - Catherine Campbell Wright
The engaging tale of a boy named Hank and his black Lab, Montana, is sure to be a hit with the young chapter book crowd. After Hank's father dies, Hank, his mother and Montana move to Boulder, Colorado to start a new life. One day, Montana finds an enormous bone in the backyard. Hank's idea to take it to the museum is thwarted when he spies Montana chewing up the bone. Shortly thereafter, Montana starts to act very strange, then look very strange as well! Chewing up the bone has turned Montana into a dragon! Readers will love sharing in the suspense as Hank bravely fights to get his dog back. "A Stepping Stone book."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780394891026
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 9/28/1987
  • Series: A Stepping Stone Book(TM) Series
  • Edition description: ANN
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 61,697
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: 270L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 7.62 (h) x 0.16 (d)

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  • Posted May 7, 2009

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    My daughter loves this

    My daughter was given this book by her 2nd grade teacher on her birthday. She has read it about 10 times. I am buying the rest of Robert Clyde Bulla's books right now. It is really hard to get a 2nd grader into reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2002

    angel's book review

    This book was very good. It givs alot of details. It gaves alot of good thangs he pot in is garden. He pot all cinds of plants in his gareden. He is a good draler. He is a good kid.

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