Paint Brush Kid

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Uncle Pancho is about to lose his house! Gregory and his friends love Uncle Pancho. He isn’t really anyone’s uncle—he’s their friend. When he begins to tell the story of his life, Gregory has an idea. He will paint the story of Uncle Pancho’s Life . . . and maybe, just maybe, the painting will help save Uncle Pancho’s house.

Nine-year-old Gregory paints pictures representing the life of the Mexican American old man known as Uncle ...

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Overview

Uncle Pancho is about to lose his house! Gregory and his friends love Uncle Pancho. He isn’t really anyone’s uncle—he’s their friend. When he begins to tell the story of his life, Gregory has an idea. He will paint the story of Uncle Pancho’s Life . . . and maybe, just maybe, the painting will help save Uncle Pancho’s house.

Nine-year-old Gregory paints pictures representing the life of the Mexican American old man known as Uncle Pancho and attempts to save him from losing his house.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Gregory is an artist who likes to make big pictures. The start of his summer vacation feels like a huge empty space. Bulla fills the emptiness with a close knit community of trust and caring. There are no strangers in Gregory's town, and the neighbors share their unique talents to help each other succeed. The story's main focus is a neighborhood effort to save an old man's home. There is also an interesting message about the power of art to make dreams come true—even though they do not always look exactly as imagined. The plot is flawless. It describes a tough realistic world without undue sentiment. The text is clear and concise without one word more than needed to tell the story, and the simple language layers hope and sadness like one of Gregory's paintings. This recommended title is a "Stepping Stones" chapter book. It has a happy ending for an imperfect world. 2005 (orig. 1998), Random House Children's Books, Ages 9 to 12.
—Tina Dybvik
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-In this little jewel of a beginning chapter book, Gregory, the Chalk Box Kid (Random, 1987), returns with his friends Ivy and Richard. Here, Gregory paints pictures of Uncle Pancho's childhood in Mexico on the man's house. When the house is slated for demolition because of a new freeway, a plan is hatched to save it; when that fails, the house is moved out of the path of destruction to a new site. Uncle Pancho's hopes of being reunited with his son come to nothing, but a neighbor, Mr. Hiller, presents himself as a volunteer adopted son. Thus, disappointments are turned into victories. Even self-absorbed Uncle Max comes partly alive and shows a little interest in Gregory's artwork. Beier's pencil drawings are effective and plentiful but, given the topic, it's a shame they aren't in color. The full-color picture on the cover clearly shows the beatific expression of a child engaged in the flow of creation.-Ruth Semrau, formerly at Lovejoy School, Allen, TX Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679892823
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 12/28/1998
  • Series: Stepping Stone Books Series
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 170,822
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: 300L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.33 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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