Chalk Box Kid

Chalk Box Kid

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by Clyde Robert Bulla, Thomas B. Allen
     
 

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A classroom favorite about the power of art and creativity.
 
A new neighborhood. A new school. A lonely birthday. Life isn’t easy for nine-year-old Gregory. Then he finds an abandoned chalk factory behind his house. It’s a secret place, just for him! Now he can draw anything he imagines on the dark brick walls. What amazing thing

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A classroom favorite about the power of art and creativity.
 
A new neighborhood. A new school. A lonely birthday. Life isn’t easy for nine-year-old Gregory. Then he finds an abandoned chalk factory behind his house. It’s a secret place, just for him! Now he can draw anything he imagines on the dark brick walls. What amazing thing will Gregory draw first?
 
Two beloved classics—The Chalk Box Kid and The Paint Brush Kid—get a vibrant new look!

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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394891026
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/28/1987
Series:
A Stepping Stone Book(TM) Series
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
113,964
Product dimensions:
5.19(w) x 7.66(h) x 0.14(d)
Lexile:
270L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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Chalk Box Kid 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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4greens More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago