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Harvey Potter's balloon farm

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Accelerated Reader:
IL: LG - BL: 3.8 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 630L
Description

Harvey Potter was a very strange fellow indeed. He was a farmer, but he didn't farm like my daddy did. He farmed a genuine, U.S. Government Inspected Balloon Farm.

So begins this enchanting original tall tale. Set in the rural south and populated with a truly unforgettable cast of characters--including, if you look very carefully, a rabbit, a Tyrannosaurus rex, a cat, a chicken, a cow, and a pig hidden in each remarkable illustration--this is a book that is filled with wonderful impossibilities and magical imagination. Told in the great tradition of summer nights and front porch yarns, Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm will lift your spirit right off the ground, just as it does Harvey Potter.

Harvey Potter was a very strange fellow indeed. He was a farmer but not like any farmer you've ever met. He didn't grow corn, okra, or tomatoes. Harvey Potter grew balloons. No one knew exactly how he did it, but with the help of the light of a full moon, one friendly child catches a peek of just how Harvey Potter does it. And keeps some magic for herself.

"This is the best sort of fantasy imaginative, inventive, and believable. Harvey Potter is a wonder he's the owner of a genuine U.S. Government Inspected Balloon farm. And Nolen's tale about this man, narrated by the African-American girl who learns balloon-farming magic from him, is equally wondrous.... This title should sail onto every library shelf. May Nolen grow a bumper crop of books." School Library Journal.

"Downright glorious."Publishers Weekly(starred review).

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ISBN:
9780688078874
9780688158453
9780688078881
Accelerated Reader:
LG
Level 3.8, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 630L
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Grouped Work ID e2bf3e06-d81f-a8db-cda8-51e6dae81d20
Grouping Title harvey potter s balloon farm
Grouping Author nolen jerdine
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-08-23 12:42:15PM
Last Indexed 2019-08-23 12:56:45PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level LG
accelerated_reader_point_value 0.5
accelerated_reader_reading_level 3.8
auth_author2 Buehner, Mark,
Nolen, Jerdine.
author Nolen, Jerdine.
author2-role Buehner, Mark,ill.
Nolen, Jerdine.
author_display Nolen, Jerdine
display_description A child ventures out in the middle of the night to see how Harvey Potter grows his wonderful balloons.
id e2bf3e06-d81f-a8db-cda8-51e6dae81d20
isbn 9780688078874
9780688078881
9780688158453
last_indexed 2019-08-23T16:56:45.075Z
lexile_code AD: Adult Directed
lexile_score 630
literary_form Other
literary_form_full Other
primary_isbn 9780688078874
publishDate 1994
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:a72328 Book Books 1st ed. English Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, c1994. 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
subject_facet Balloons -- Juvenile fiction
Balloons -- stories
Farm life -- Juvenile fiction
Farm life -- Stories
Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award
Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award (1995-1996)
Tall tales
Tall tales -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Harvey Potter's balloon farm
title_full Harvey Potter's balloon farm / Jerdine Nolen ; [illustrated by] Mark Buehner
title_short Harvey Potter's balloon farm
topic_facet Balloons
Farm life
Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award
Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award (1995-1996)
Stories
Tall tales
stories