The Widow's Broom by Chris Van Allsburg

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A widow finds herself in possession of an extraordinary broom left by a witch who fell into the widow's garden.
 

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Chris Van Allsburg is the winner of two Caldecott Medals, for Jumanji and The Polar Express, as well as the recipient of a Caldecott Honor Book for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. The author and illustrator of numerous picture books for children, he has also been awarded the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children’s literature. In 1982, Jumanji won the National Book Award and in 1996, it was made into a popular feature film. Chris Van Allsburg was formerly an instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two children.
 
Published September 28, 1992 by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children. 32 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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It's a witch's broom, but it's old and loses the power to fly, dumping its owner in the Widow Shaw's garden.

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When Minna Shaw comes into possession of a witch's broom, it is as if good fortune itself has dropped from the sky. The broom sweeps on its own and does other chores; it can even pick out simple tunes

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When Minna Shaw comes into possession of a witch's broom, it is as if good fortune itself has dropped from the sky.

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The Independent

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Common Sense Media

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that this atmospheric story, accompanied by Van Allsburg's usual magnificent artwork, has an ending twist that delights kids.

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