Here Comes McBroom!: Three More Tall Tales

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In the further adventures of Josh McBroom, the crops grow so fast, you'd better step out of the way when you plant corn, red barns turn blue in the cold, and words freeze still in mid-air. "As fresh as ever."--Booklist.

A collection of three previously published stories about the farmer who'd rather sit on a porcupine than tell a lie. Includes "McBroom the Rainmaker," "McBroom's Zoo," and "McBroom's Ghost."

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Overview

In the further adventures of Josh McBroom, the crops grow so fast, you'd better step out of the way when you plant corn, red barns turn blue in the cold, and words freeze still in mid-air. "As fresh as ever."--Booklist.

A collection of three previously published stories about the farmer who'd rather sit on a porcupine than tell a lie. Includes "McBroom the Rainmaker," "McBroom's Zoo," and "McBroom's Ghost."

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
The wacky, crazy farmer Josh McBroom tells his tall tales with great relish and young readers will giggle in delight as he recounts his adventures on his farm with amazingly fertile top soil. His soil is so rich that seeds sprout and grow into fruit-bearing plants in minutes, and the McBroom family uses their plants like a clock. Cucumbers grow "an inch a second...kind of like a second hand." This book is a reissue of three McBroom stories: McBroom the Rainmaker, McBroom's Ghost, and McBroom's Zoo. Blake's scratchy, wild illustrations suit the stories perfectly. 1998 (orig.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688163648
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/28/1998
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 424,690
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: 680L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 7.62 (h) x 0.16 (d)

Meet the Author

Sid Fleischman wrote more than sixty books for children, adults, and magicians. Among his many awards was the Newbery Medal for his novel The Whipping Boy. The author described his wasted youth as a magician and newspaperman in his autobiography The Abracadabra Kid. His other titles include The Entertainer and the Dybbuk, a novel, and three biographies, Sir Charlie: Chaplin, The Funniest Man in the World; The Trouble Begins at 8: A Life of Mark Twain in the Wild, Wild West; and Escape! The Story of The Great Houdini.

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