by Clyde Robert Bulla Illustrated by Jim Burke
Sarah Ida is 10 years old, uncooperative at home, and headed for trouble. During the summer she spends with her aunt, she learns to become less self-centered and more self-reliant when she finds a job at a shoeshine stand she must help save.
- 9, 10, 11, 12
- Interest Level
- Grades 3 - 5
- Grade Level Equivalent
- Lexile Measure
- Guided Reading
- Tandem Library
About the Author and Illustrator
Clyde Robert Bulla Clyde Robert Bulla was born to be a writer, but he wrote for magazines and newspapers for many years before his children's books were published. The chalk garden in The Chalk Box Kid is something Bulla has always wished for.
Jim Burke Jim Burke is the author of three books in the Teacher's Essential Guide Series.