A Strange Day by Iris van der Heide

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Jack is moping about the house, waiting for a letter that will tell him whether he won the drawing contest.  When he finally hears someone opening the mailbox, he rushes outside so fast that he doesn't even notice what a windy day it is.  All he know is that he has not heard from the contest.  the only thing in the mailbox is a letter from his aunt in Morocco. Jack strolls through town, brooding about his bad luck and paying no attention to anything around him.  But a lot is going on.  Jack won't know until later what a strange day it has been.

 

About Iris van der Heide

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Published April 1, 2007 by Lemniscaat USA. 24 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.

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Indeed, quite unconsciously, the boy stops a runaway baby carriage, blocks a soccer ball headed for the window of a patient in traction, catches a bird’s egg (dislodged by the postman’s efforts to unsnag letter from tree) and saves a dog thrown from a crashed bike.

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Miffed that he's heard nothing from the sponsors of a drawing contest, young Jack wanders around his neighborhood in a cranky mood.

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