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The Widow's Broom

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 2,461 Ratings and 258 Reviews

Book Description
"Witches' brooms don't last forever. They grow old, and even the best of them, one day, lose the power of flight.... On very rare occasions, however, a broom can lose its power without warning, and fall, with its passenger, to the earth below ... which is just what happened one cold autumn night many years ago." So begins The Widow's Broom, the gentle, strangely captivating book by Chris Van Allsb... More
Book Information
PublisherHoughton Mifflin Company
BindingHardcover (8 editions)
Reading LevelAges 4-8
# of Pages32
ISBN-100395640512
ISBN-13978-0395640517
Publication Date09/28/1992
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About Chris Van Allsburg (Author) : Chris Van Allsburg is a published author and an illustrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of Chris Van Allsburg include Widows Broom, Jumanji, Over Rainbows and Down Rabbit Holes:... more
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1/10/2010 Joshua Baker said: I recommend for children. This book stuck out to me a kid because it's purely enchanting...as are every one of Allsburg's books.
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1/6/2008 Nick Gressle said:
I am a huge fan of Chris Van Allsburg's work. I got my first edition of this book signed by him in 1992 when he was visiting a book store no longer in business "Drews Books" in Hyde Park. This book is a great tale and fun to read. The illustrations are wonderful tone on texture, his ability to c... more

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