Harvey Potter's balloon farm

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Publisher:
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books,
Pub. Date:
c1994.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
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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9780688078874
9780688078881
Accelerated Reader:
LG
Level 3.8, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 630L
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subject_facetBalloons -- Fiction
Farm life -- Fiction
Tall tales
title_displayHarvey Potter's balloon farm
title_fullHarvey Potter's balloon farm / Jerdine Nolen ; [llustrated by] Mark Buehner
title_shortHarvey Potter's balloon farm
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Farm life
Tall tales