Harvey Potter's balloon farm
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Published:
New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, c1994.
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: LG - BL: 3.8 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 630L
Status:
La Farge Childrens Picture Book
Fiction Nolen, J
Southside Childrens Picture Book
Fiction Nolen, J
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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Format:
Book
Language:
English
ISBN:
0688078877, 0688078885 (lib. bdg.)
Accelerated Reader:
LG
Level 3.8, 0.5 Points
Lexile code:
AD: Adult Directed
Lexile measure:
630

Notes

General Note
"Originally published "Never a worm this long"by Heath Reading, D.C. Heath & Co."--verso t.p.
Description
A child ventures out in the middle of the night to see how Harvey Potter grows his wonderful balloons.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Nolen, J., & Buehner, M. (1994). Harvey Potter's balloon farm. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Nolen, Jerdine and Mark. Buehner. 1994. Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Nolen, Jerdine and Mark. Buehner, Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1994.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Nolen, Jerdine., and Mark Buehner. Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1994. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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