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Seven wonders of Sassafras Springs, Betty Birney

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Seven wonders of Sassafras Springs
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Seven wonders of Sassafras Springs
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Betty Birney
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Language
eng
Summary
Eben McAllister searches his small town to see if he can find anything comparable to the real Seven Wonders of the World. Eben McAllister searches his small town to see if he can find anything comparable to the real Seven Wonders of the World. Life in Sassafras Springs has always been predictable, boring even, but one afternoon that changes when Eben McAllister's pa challenges him to find Seven Wonders in Sassafras that rival the real Seven Wonders of the World. The reward? An adventure that Eben's been craving for-a trip to Colorado. Eben doesn't think he'll have any luck-he can't think of one single thing that could be considered wondrous in Sassafras-but he's willing to give it a try. Little does he know that the Wonders he'll discover among his neighbors, friends, and family will give him the adventure of a lifetime - without his ever leaving home. Beautifully packaged with black-and-white illustrations and deckle-edged paper, this wonder of a book celebrates the ability to see beyond the obvious. When Eben McAllister reads about the Seven Wonders of the World, he longs to escape the small farming community of Sassafras Springs and do some exploring 0f his own. No one else ever seems to want to leave Sassafras however - not even his best pal, Jeb - and so, for now, Eben figures he's stuck on the farm with Pa and Aunt Pretty until he grows up. All that changes when his pa, tired of Eben's moping, challenges him to find Seven Wonders in Sassafras Springs that can stang up to the real Seven Wonders of the World. And if he does? Then Eben will get the adventure he's been craving for - a trip out West. Eben doesn't reckon he'll have any luck - he can't think of even one thing that would be called "interesting," let alone wonderous, in Sassafras, but he figures he'll give it a try; there's nothing else to do in Sassafras anyway. While his mission puzzles and annoys some of his friends and neighbors, Eben perseveres, little knowing that he is in for a big surprise. For what with a singing saw, a floating table, and a truth-telling loom (just to name a few), the Wonders Eben will discover among his neighbors, friends, and family will give him the adventure of a lifetime-without his ever leaving home. Told in a down-home narrative with glimmers of magical realism woven throughout, and illustrated with sumptuous drawings by Matt Phelan, Betty G. Birney's tale about a boy's journey of discovery reminds us all that extraordinary things can happen in the most ordinary of places - even in Sassafras Springs
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Title
Seven wonders of Sassafras Springs
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Summary
Living in his boring town, Eben McAllister begrudgingly accepts his father’s challenge to locate the Seven Wonders in Sassafras in order to win the prize of a family trip to Colorado and, in the process, discovers the magic that lies within his community that he had never taken notice of before
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Genre
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142715
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DLC
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.B52285
LC item number
Se 2005
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790
Literary form
fiction
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  • 4
  • 7
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True
Target audience
pre adolescent
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written by Betty Birney ; illustrated by Matt Phelan
Seven wonders of Sassafras Springs, Betty Birney
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Seven wonders of Sassafras Springs, Betty Birney
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
210 p.
Isbn
9780689871368
Lccn
2004011399
Other control number
9780689871368
Other physical details
ill.

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