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The Chalk Box Kid (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) Paperback – September 12, 1987
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Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Things start to look up when Gregory discovers an abandoned chalk factory next door. Under the rubble are boxes and boxes of leftover chalk and Gregory starts drawing on the walls. What he draws and what happens when others take notice is the story.
This is one of the best beginning chapter books I've read in a long time. There are no 50 cent words and the sentences are short but the paragraphs pull you along so you'd never notice it. What makes this book so unique are the topics it skids around.
Gregory is a very frustrated little boy. His parents both work and can't afford to give him the art supplies, clothes, garden space, etc that his friends have access to. His uncle is more of a spoiled new brother than an adult and neither he nor Gregory's parents take much interest in Gregory's concerns and activities. His new teacher is nice but he's having trouble fitting in at school. There is no place in his house that is private. Nothing horrible ever happens but little things build up and although he doesn't know how to say it, Gregory's pent-up frustrations need an outlet.Read more ›
cement-filled back yard. Who says he can't have a garden like the other kids in his class--it's in the eye and the heart of the gardener, after all. In this case the gardener is a budding
artist, who wants to recreate the beauty of nature and living things in this--his only private space. Even his skeptical parents discover that their son has talent, thanks to his conscientious teacher.
Bulla's literary strokes are characterized by short, simple sentences and minmal kid dialogue. The author's canvas depicts a world of pre teen loneliness, peer pressure and the innate need for social
appreciation. But who will prove brave enough to defy the crowd? This is a good book for young readers who have suffered the trauma of moving or familial rejection, with good insight into the artistic temperament.
Towards the middle of the book, he finds a burned down chalk factory, with only three walls left standing. He draws a beautiful garden on these three walls, with the chalk that he has found.
In the beginning of the summary, we mentioned that it ends with a friendship. The friend's name is Ivy. Ivy is a shy girl who loves art as much as Gregory.
Matthew and Skylar
you move. It shows you that you can make a place your own. It was a wonderful book.Gregory creats a chalk garden. As 3rd graders we give it 5
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Great book to keep a going-into-2nd-grade kiddo reading over the summer.Published 6 months ago by Ellen Walter
This was on the summer reading list for our son's 1st-2nd grade transition. The overall story has a sweet ending, where Gregory's talents were noticed and appreciated (there are... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Reviewer
I love this book! Such a great story! I bought it for my son and he is into it as well, and he's 7!Published 17 months ago by Mama
The following review is written by second grade students in 2M after reading the Chalk Box Kid for book clubs.
The Chalk Box Kid is written by Cylde Robert Bulla. Read more
My daughter read this book in school for Literacy and they just finished it today! She said it was a great book and she can't wait to read the Paintbrush Kid!Published on October 2, 2013 by Lisa