The Widow's Broom

The Widow's Broom

Good fortune drops into the life of Widow Minna Shaw when a witch's broom drops from the sky. The good widow finds the broom will sweep all by itself. But the neighbors are distrustful of this supernatural implement and they will not let it work in peace. The story combines hints of magic and mystery and is sure to spark the imagination of any young listener.

*********** A 25th anniversary edition of the enchanting story of a widow who finds herself in possession of an extraordinary broom after a witch falls into her garden.

Some of Minna Shaw's neighbors don't trust her clever broom. "It's dangerous," they say. But Minna appreciates the broom's help. She enjoys its quiet company. But one day two children get taught a well-deserved lesson by the broom. For her neighbors, this is proof of the broom's evil spirit. Minna is obligated to give up her dear companion.

Chris Van Allsburg, master of the mysterious, brings this tale to life with moody and memorable pictures that will haunt readers long after the book's covers are closed—now in a new edition to celebrate this beloved book's twenty-fifth anniversary. --from the publisher

32 pages 978-1328470195 Ages 4-8

Keywords: magic, broom, neighbors, mystery, Halloween read, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, Read aloud to 8-12 year olds, witches, supernatural, acceptance, values, conduct, cause and effect, imagination

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