Scatterbrain Sam by Ellen Jackson

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Will capture your heart and tickle your funny bone.

Our kind-hearted hero wears an alarm clock instead of a watch and eats his soup with a pitchfork. Is it any wonder his nickname is Scatterbrain Sam? Finally fed up with his neighbors' whispering and odd looks, Sam enlists the mysterious Widder Woman and his gregarious friend Maizie Mae to help him fix his scattered brains.

Imaginative illustrations and a colorful cast of animals and townspeople create an unforgettable setting for this rollicking folktale adaptation.

About the Author:
A former kindergarten teacher, Ellen Jackson is now the award-winning author of over thirty-five books for children, including Turn of the Century and Cinder Edna (Lothrop). She lives in Santa Barbara, California.

About the Illustrator:
Matt Faulkner graduated from Rhode Island School of Design and has done work for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes Magazine. He lives in Birmingham, Michigan, and teaches art at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit.

 

About Ellen Jackson

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Ellen Jackson grew up in Glendale, California, where her mother worked for Walt Disney Studios. Her childhood interests centered around reading. She has traveled in Europe and South America, including the Amazon jungle and the Galapagos Islands
 
Published January 1, 2001 by Charlesbridge Publishing. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Faulkner turns even the hills and buildings into interested spectators as Sam, a Hugh Grant lookalike, shuttles back and forth between the Widder’s barber-pole-striped lighthouse and enlightening, increasingly romantic rendezvous with Maizie Mae.

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The town's Widder Woman agrees to make a potion to glue Sam's brains together, but requires the answers to several riddles in exchange.

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