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The Widow's Broom

The Widow's Broom

by Chris Van Allsburg Illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg

Caldecott Medal-winning author and illustrator Chris Van Allsburg offers a special tale of a widow who finds herself in possession of an extraordinary broom left by a witch who fell into the widow's garden.

Some of Minna Shaw's neighbors don't trust her clever broom. "It's dangerous," they say. "It's a wicked, wicked thing." Minna disagrees. She appreciates the broom's help and enjoys its quiet company. One day two children get a well-deserved thrashing from the broom. For her neighbors, this is proof of the broom's evil spirit. Minna is obliged to give up her dear companion.

Full-color illustrations.

Ages
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 3
Genre
Fantasy

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Chris Van Allsburg Two-time Caldecott winner Chris Van Allsburg is the author and illustrator of several books, including The Polar Express and Jumanji.
Contributor Image Alt Tag Chris Van Allsburg Two-time Caldecott winner Chris Van Allsburg is the author and illustrator of several books, including The Polar Express and Jumanji.

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