McBroom's Wonderful One-Acre Farm: Three Tall Tales

McBroom's Wonderful One-Acre Farm: Three Tall Tales

by Sid Fleischman, Quentin Blake, Marylin Hafner
     
 

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When Josh McBroom learns that the eighty acres of Iowa farmland he's purchased are all stacked up on top of each other at the bottom of a muddy little pond, he thinks he's been bamboozled. But McBroom knows he's got the better of the bargain when the pond dries up to reveal an acre of soil so rich that seeds spring up into full-grown plants in no time and even

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When Josh McBroom learns that the eighty acres of Iowa farmland he's purchased are all stacked up on top of each other at the bottom of a muddy little pond, he thinks he's been bamboozled. But McBroom knows he's got the better of the bargain when the pond dries up to reveal an acre of soil so rich that seeds spring up into full-grown plants in no time and even nickels grow into quarters.

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Children's Literature - Tim Whitney
When Josh McBroom learns that the eighty acres of Iowa farmland he's purchased are all stacked up on top of each other at the bottom of a muddy little pond, his neighbor Heck Jones leaves laughing up his sleeve. But McBroom has the last laugh when the pond dries up to reveal an acre of soil so rich that seeds spring up into full-grown plants in no time and even nickels grow into quarters. These three tall tales prove to be timeless classics in their humor and adventure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688155957
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Series:
Beech Tree Chapter Bks.
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
172,315
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile:
630L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 11 Years

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.

Marylin Hafner illustrated many beloved books for children, including the seasonal favorites It's Christmas and It's Halloween, both by Jack Prelutsky, and A Carnival of Animals, by Sid Fleischman.

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