Scatterbrain Samby Ellen Jackson, Matt Faulkner, Matt Failkner
Our kind-hearted hero wears an alarm clock instead of a watch and eats his soup with a pitchfork. Is it any wonder his nickname is Scatterbrain Sam? Finally fed up with his neighbors' whispering and odd looks, Sam enlists the mysterious Widder Woman and his gregarious friend Maizie Mae to help him fix his
Will capture your heart and tickle your funny bone.
Our kind-hearted hero wears an alarm clock instead of a watch and eats his soup with a pitchfork. Is it any wonder his nickname is Scatterbrain Sam? Finally fed up with his neighbors' whispering and odd looks, Sam enlists the mysterious Widder Woman and his gregarious friend Maizie Mae to help him fix his scattered brains.
Imaginative illustrations and a colorful cast of animals and townspeople create an unforgettable setting for this rollicking folktale adaptation.
About the Author:
A former kindergarten teacher, Ellen Jackson is now the award-winning author of over thirty-five books for children, including Turn of the Century and Cinder Edna (Lothrop). She lives in Santa Barbara, California.
About the Illustrator:
Matt Faulkner graduated from Rhode Island School of Design and has done work for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes Magazine. He lives in Birmingham, Michigan, and teaches art at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit.
- Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
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- 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.20(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Ellen Jackson grew up in Glendale, California, where her mother worked for Walt Disney Studios. Her childhood interests centered around reading. She has traveled in Europe and South America, including the Amazon jungle and the Galapagos Islands
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Sam, as you might guess, is a little lacking in the gray matter department. Why, the fellow is so addlepated that he carries an alarm clock instead of a wristwatch, and travels to town by attaching a sail to his truck. Well, Mensa candidate or not he's still one of the nicest boys around. But, he would like to have some help with his brains so he consults Widder Woman who promises, 'I got something that'll fix your noggin, boy. You ever hear tell of glue stew?' Sam's pleased as he thinks that potion will glue his brains together. That's especially important now because Sam is smitten with Maizie, so taken with her that when he sees her he grins 'like a possum in a peanut patch.' One problem is that Maizie's as smart as a whip, and Sam is not. Second problem is that Maizie topples into the pot of glue stew. Young readers learn that even the most daunting obstacles can be overcome with courage, tenacity, and a heart of gold!