Moonbow of Mr. B. Bones by J. Patrick Lewis

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A new boy in a small mountain village tries to discredit the old peddler who sells magic jars of sundrops, moonbows, and the like; but though he drives the old man away, something remarkable does happen in the sky.

About J. Patrick Lewis

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J. Patrick Lewis " has authored more than fifty books of poetry for children. In 2011, he was named the Children's Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation and was given the NCTE Excellence in Children's Poetry Award. He lives in Westerville, Ohio.Visit his website at Illustrator Dirk Zimmer was born in Goslar, Germany on October 2, 1943. He attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg. He worked as a painter during the German avant-garde movement and then went into filmmaking. In the late 1970s, he began working as an illustrator for numerous publications including Crawdaddy, the New York Times, and New York Magazine. He illustrated about 40 children's books between 1978 and 2008. He is best known for illustrating In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories by Alvin Schwartz, Bony-Legs by Joanna Cole, The One That Got Away by Percival Everett, and Seven Spiders Spinning by Gregory Maguire. He also wrote a book entitled Egon. He died on September 26, 2008 at the age of 64.
Published February 18, 1992 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 1 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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The author of some deftly comical verse (A Hippopotamusn't, 1990) spins an allegorical tale about a mysterious old peddler- -whose wares include glass jars labeled ``Sundrops,'' ``Snowrays,'' and ``Moonbows''--and the skeptical young storyteller who convinces the other people in a little mountain...

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Once a year, Bartholomew Bones comes to town with a wagonload of treasures, among them ``a sackful of magic jars with mysterious labels--Sundrops, Snowrays, Moonbows, Rainflakes, and Whistling Wind.'' Children line up to purchase the jars, as ``a peculiar kind of luck'' comes from just carrying t...

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