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The Can Man

The Can Man

by Laura E. Williams Illustrated by Craig Orback

Tim's birthday is just a week away, and more than anything he wants a skateboard. But money is tight, and Tim knows his family cannot afford to buy him a board. As Tim ponders how he might earn money for a skateboard, he hears the Can Man down the street collecting empty soft drink cans. The clang of the cans in the homeless man's cart gives Tim an idea. He will collect cans too, and cash them in for the redemption money. By the end of the week, Tim has almost reached his goal - until a couple of chance encounters with the Can Man change everything.

Ages
5, 6, 7
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
2.5
Lexile Measure
AD630L
Publisher
LEL - LEE & LOW BOOKS
Genre
Realistic Fiction

About the Author and Illustrator

Laura E. Williams
Craig Orback

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