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ISBN:0316285439
Author: Kurt Werth,Sid Fleischman
ISBN13: 978-0316285438
Title: McBroom and the Big Wind
Format: lit lrf mbr lrf
ePUB size: 1582 kb
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Language: English
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers (April 30, 1982)
Pages: 40

McBroom and the Big Wind by Kurt Werth,Sid Fleischman



The wind was so big it pulled up of the fence posts and the holes they were in. A misplaced hole snapped McBroom's leg in two. Now, lest you doubt the veracity of this tale, everyone knows that "Josh McBroom would rather break his leg than tell a fi. As a children's book author Sid Fleischman felt a special obligation to his readers. The books we enjoy as children stay with us forever - they have a special impact. Paragraph after paragraph and page after page, the author must deliver his or her best work.

by Fleischman, Sid, 1920-2010; Werth, Kurt, illus. Publication date 1967. Topics Fantasy, Humorous stories, Fantasy, Humorous stories. Publisher New York, Norton. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. Contributor Internet Archive. This tall tale tells how a farmer and his family harnessed the wind. Camera Canon 5D. Donor iscopubliclibrary. Identifier-ark ark:/13960/t43r1mn36. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. org on August 9, 2010.

Josh McBroom relates how he and his family harness the rambunctious prairie wind. I believe this is the second "McBroom" book, originally published in 1967, and it's illustrated by original artist Kurt Werth who did the first three books.

McBroom and the Big Wind.

Other authors: See the other authors section. com Product Description (ISBN 0316285439, Hardcover). Josh McBroom relates how he and his family harness the rambunctious prairie wind. Library descriptions.

McBroom and the big wind, by Sid Fleischman. The monkey, the lion, and the snake, by Kurt Werth.

Used availability for Sid Fleischman's McBroom and the Big Wind. January 2000 : USA Library Binding. April 1982 : USA Hardback.

This tall tale tells how a farmer and his family harnessed the wind.

McBroom and the Big Wind, illustrated by Kurt Werth, Norton (New York, NY), 1967, illustrated by Walter Lorraine, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1982. McBroom's Ear, illustrated by Kurt Werth, Norton (New York, NY), 1969, illustrated by Walter Lorraine, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1982. Longbeard the Wizard, illustrated by Charles Bragg, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1970. In his book Written for Children, John Rowe Townsend asserted that, like Garfield, Fleischman "is fond of flamboyant, larger-than-life characters, and of mysteries of origin and identity; a recurrent Fleischman theme is the discovery of a father or father-substitute. Although he frequently styles his stories as farces, Fleischman underscores his works with a positive attitude toward life and a firm belief in such values as courage, loyalty, and perseverance.

When an incredibly strong wind sucks his children up through the chimney, Josh McBroom sets out to get them back
Reviews: 7
Cordantrius
got for grandson, he loves the mcbroom books
Brariel
Loved sharing this treasure with my grandson
Ghordana
My kids and I just love all the McBroom stories. They are tall tales of a family with (I think) 12 kids living on a farm where stuff grows instantaneously after being planted in the "very rich soil". They are totally hilarious!
Gralinda
It arrived on time and it was exactly as promised!
lets go baby
The McBroom books were popular when our son was growing up and although I don't think he ever read any of them by himself, he loved to be read to. McBroom and the Big Wind was one of his favorites. I don't know if this was because of the story or if it was his fascination with tornadoes, this big wind being very close to one.

McBroom had a very distinctive way of talking, quaint and countrified, always calling his children "my Lambs" but when he happened to call them by name, he said all of their names in one big long breath. He ran the names together: JillHesterChesterPeterPollyTimTomMaryLarryandlittleClarinda! Whew, what a tongue twisting mouthful.

Everything in the McBroom's life was an exaggeration. His nails weren't long enough to shingle the house so he planted them in his rich farm soil and in a few minutes they grew an inch! When the winds came the jack rabbits flew in a V using their ears for wings. The wind was so strong they tied a sheet to the hand plow and plowed the land. The children had been playing marbles in the dirt when the wind came, burying them, and the dirt was so rich, the marbles grew as big as basketballs!

The biggest wind sucked the children right out of the house through the chimney and holding hands, they blew away. McBroom had eaten so many of his wife's heavy biscuits that he didn't have the problem of being blown away so he hitched himself to the plow and took off after the children to bring them back.

And so the story goes. Imagination plays a big roll in this book and the illustrations have just enough action to stimulate a child's mind. Sid Fleischman did a wonderful job in creating a character who will live on for decades in the mind of the child turned adult.
Andromathris
I believe this is the second "McBroom" book, originally published in 1967, and it's illustrated by original artist Kurt Werth who did the first three books. Having just read McBROOM'S GHOST and noted the rather unattractive way in which the redheaded rural family is drawn in that one, I have to mention that Werth's art is more conventionally "pretty", if also more cartoony and less distinctive than that of Robert Frankenberg. Well, "perfect" illustrations aren't easy, and somehow for me at least the pictures never quite match Fleischman's charming text.

But that's a small quibble. Here we are regaled with the story of how McBroom gets a broken leg due to a bigger-than-usual wind - but of course, we have to wait until the end of the book to find out how, exactly, he broke it. How big is the wind? Powerful blustery, I'd say; it threatens to blow away all of McBroom's wonderful topsoil, until the marbles dropped by one of the kids (was is WillJILLHesterCHESTERPeterPOLLYTimTOMMaryLARRY or littleCLARINDA? I forget) grow up into giant stones that hold it down. So blustery that the only way to keep the door of the house from blowing open is to pile some of Mrs McBroom's lead-heavy muffins against it. So blustery that a sheet attached to a plow can turn the farm implement into a speedy sailing vehicle. You get the idea.

Loads of fun. I think I liked McBROOM'S GHOST more; maybe I just like winter storms more than spring ones? Recommended to all lovers of tall tales.
Goldendragon
There is a different feel to "McBroom and the Big Wind," as compared to "McBroom Tells the Truth." While the artwork in "McBroom and the Big Wind" is cartoon style, the artwork in the other is more sophisticated and expressive, giving the story an added visually expressive dimension. The story itself is about how McBroom is able to save Willjillhesterchesterpeterpollytimtommarylarryandlittleclarinda from the big wind. As Fleischman's stories go, he hints at the real story, but builds up to the climax with all of the outrageous lead up encounters. Then he ends by saying, "That's the bottom truth. Everyone on the prairie knows Josh McBroom would rather break his leg than tell a fib (p.40)." The art is fair while the text is stronger. With the run-on names and narrated style, the book makes a good read-aloud title. Middle school readers make a good audience for this book and Fleischman has included words like "rambunctious" (p.14), "tacking" (p. 16) and "ornery" (p.22) to keep the vocabulary challenging.