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Late Spring 2018 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) Young Readers

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The Widow's Broom (25th Anniversary Edition)
25th Anniversary Edition
By (author): Chris Van Allsburg
9781328470195 Hardcover, Picture book English Age (years) from 4 - 7 JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween Aug 28, 2018 Print Run: 50000
$26.99 CAD
Active 8.13 x 13.25 x 0.44 in 32 pages black and white illustrations Houghton Mifflin Harcourt HMH Books for Young Readers
A 25th anniversary edition of the enchanting story of a widow who finds herself in possession of an extraordinary broom after a witch falls into her garden.

Some of Minna Shaw's neighbors don't trust her clever broom. "It's dangerous," they say. But Minna appreciates the broom's help. She enjoys its quiet company. But one day two children get taught a well-deserved lesson by the broom. For her neighbors, this is proof of the broom's evil spirit. Minna is obligated to give up her dear companion.

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.

Chris Van Allsburg is the winner of two Caldecott Medals forJumanjiandThe Polar Express, as well as the recipient of a Caldecott Honor forThe Garden of Abdul Gasazi. The author and illustrator of numerous books for children, he has also been awarded the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children’s literature. Visit him at

"Van Allsburg explores the nature of good and evil in this unearthly tale of a witch's broom that has fallen from the sky with its witch still on it . . . Enchanting." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review

" won't be able to put this broom away any more than Minna Shaw could. It will sweep the boards twelve months of the year." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"...will evoke pleasurable shudders..." Publishers Weekly

"...Althought not strictly for Halloween, may turn out to be as much a part of that holiday as Polar Express is of Christmas." School Library Journal

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