One cold autumn night a witch's broom loses its power and lands in Widow Minna Shaw's vegetable garden. Minna takes it in and soon learns that while it sweeps no better or worse than any other broom, it can chop wood, fetch water, and even play simple tunes on the piano. The neighbors are suspicious, though, and after the broom teaches two bullying children a well-deserved lesson, it is branded a "wicked, wicked thing," and Minna is told she must give up her companion. So she does... or does she?
Chris Van Allsburg, master of the mysterious, brings this tale to life with moody and memorable pictures that will haunt readers long after the book's covers are closed — now in a new edition to celebrate this beloved book's twenty-fifth anniversary.
"This resonant tale, one of its gifted author/illustrator's most impressive efforts, effectively draws on mystery and whimsy alike — both human nature and the supernatural are powerful forces here. Van Allsburg's grainy, sepiatone illustrations variously evoke brooding, suspicion, grandeur, humor and serenity.... Both visually and narratively, a provocative and altogether satisfying work." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||4 - 9|
|Author||Chris Van Allsburg|
|Illustrator||Chris Van Allsburg|
|Publication Date||Aug 28, 2018|
|Publisher||HMH Books for Young Readers|