Meteor!

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The meteor that crash lands in the middle of Grandma and Grandpa Gaw's yard sets off a chain of events that brings magic to the residents of Mudsock Meadow. A remarkable true-life event comes alive in this reissue of Patricia Polacco's very first picture book. 'Based on a true event, this enchanting book overwhelmingly expresses the magic that suddenly pervades a small town, from the funny, folksy way the story is told to the imaginative, full-color illustrations.' ?Publishers Weekly 'Polacco's full-color ...

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Illustrated by Patricia Polacco New York 1987 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 0399233849. Color Illustrations; 8 3/4 x 11; Unpaginated pages; Hardcover is glossy ... boards. Blue spine with white lettering. Pages are clean and tight, appears as if unused. DJ has light rubbing/scuffing, shelfwear. Pages not numbered, 28 pages, each with a gloriously colored illustration to light up the tale, just as a meteor lights up the sky. "So began a series of fantastic [and hilarious] events never before seen in the quiet little town of Union City, Michigan. Meteor madness had struck, and Grampa and Gramma's farm soon became a carnival of METEORIC happenings. METEOR music was played, METEOR balloon rides were offered, and the circus even gave a METEORIC performance". Lovely children's story, beautifully illustrated. Read more Show Less

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Overview

The meteor that crash lands in the middle of Grandma and Grandpa Gaw's yard sets off a chain of events that brings magic to the residents of Mudsock Meadow. A remarkable true-life event comes alive in this reissue of Patricia Polacco's very first picture book. 'Based on a true event, this enchanting book overwhelmingly expresses the magic that suddenly pervades a small town, from the funny, folksy way the story is told to the imaginative, full-color illustrations.' ?Publishers Weekly 'Polacco's full-color pictures are completely in tandem with the tellingE' ?Booklist (starred review)

A quiet rural community is dramatically changed when a meteor crashes down in the front yard of the Gaw family.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
As depicted in Polacco's typically ebullient artwork, all heck breaks loose when a meteor lands ``smack-dab in the middle of a yard'' in Union City, Mich. Ages 4-8. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
While visiting her grandparents at their farm in Michigan, Patricia and the rest are stunned by a meteorite landing in the yard. "Union City was A-BUZZ" and everyone trots out to see the fallen star, some touch it and believe that it will bring good luck, other just gape in awe. Eventually the meteorite becomes her grandmother's tombstone where to this day it rests overlooking the St. Joseph River. A great story, based on a true event, with bright, humorous, lively illustrations. 1996 orig.
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K-Gr 3 A pleasant enough tale of a small town's excited reaction to the landing of a meteorite in a front yard. The family cordons off the ``rock,'' and the townspeople soon flock to the spotsome auction meteor basket lunches and sell popcorn, the local high-school band gives a meteoric performance, and university science departments come to analyze the meteorite. The entire town seems filled with a special magic inspired by touching the meteorite. There is a nostalgic, homey feeling to this book, and small-town America comes to life in its pages. Unfortunately, the townspeople call the meteorite a meteor, which is inaccurate, and the adjective meteoric becomes monotonous. The stylized acrylic illustrations are unusual and appealing. Facial expressions are espcially well-drawn. Unfortunately, the flaws in the book don't lift it above the mediocre. Barbara S. McGinn, Oak Hill Elementary School, Severna Park, Md.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399233845
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1987
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 6 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.78 (w) x 11.38 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Patricia Polacco
Patricia Polacco
Patricia Polacco lives in Union City, Michigan.
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