THE CHALK BOX KID by Clyde Robert Bulla

THE CHALK BOX KID

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In a poignant updating of the theme of Estes' Hundred Dresses, Gregory, a lonely boy who is ignored by his busy parents, who are preoccupied with their own struggle to survive, creates a garden drawn in chalk on the fire-blackened wall of the abandoned factory behind his home. His classmates, who come to taunt, are startled into recognition of his accomplishment when Ivy, who has won a school prize for art, declares that Gregory has surpassed her. A gentle story, gracefully told.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1987
ISBN: 0812458699
Publisher: Random House