Gum

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Gum
Written by Nancy Willard
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763677744
ISBN-13: 9780763677749
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Gum

author: Nancy Willard
illustrator: Jeff Newman

James has five quarters and Danny has four. That means nine whole tries to get the little silver race car out of the gumball machine at Mr. Wright’s store after school. Only very, very lucky people get both gumballs and the silver racer. It’s a good thing that one of James’s quarters is a Canadian quarter, which just so happens to be very, very lucky. But is it lucky enough to get him that silver racer? Bing! Bang! Kaboom! He’s about to find out! Retro-style illustrations in vivid colors add to the classic feel of this new story by poet Nancy Willard, author of the 1982 Newbery Medal winner, A Visit to William Blake’s Inn.

In a timeless tale of small moments and big victories, two boys’ singular obsession with an elusive prize pays off in a most surprising way.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763677744 /  9780763677749
on sale date:
10/2017
type/format:
Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
4 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / 7 7/16" x 9 1/16"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 3
 
subjects:
Fiction; Social Issues; Concepts; Cooking & Food;
author’s comments:
Nancy Willard (1936–2017) was the author of numerous books for children and adults, including A Visit to William Blake’s Inn, illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen, which was a Newbery Medal winner, a National Book Award Finalist, and a Caldecott Honor Book.The recipient of numerous National Endowment for the Arts grants for poetry, Nancy Willard also taught fairy tales, children’s literature, and other subjects at Vassar College from 1965 to 2012.
illustrator’s comments:
Jeff Newman grew up in Ashland, Massachusetts, and attended the Art Institute of Boston. He is the illustrator of Phoebe and Digger by Tricia Springstubb. Jeff Newman currently lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
 
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