The Friday 56: McBroom's Wonderful One-Acre Farm

McBroom's Wonderful One-Acre Farm, Three Tall Tales: McBroom Tells the Truth, McBroom and the Big Wind, McBroom's Ear - First Scholastic Edition, 1st Printing 1998

Pg. 56

"Those hoppers had spotted our great ear from the sky and came whirring across the farm in a green blizzard."

-- Sid Fleischman  



Sid was awarded the 1987 Newberry Medal for The Whipping Boy. He was born in Brooklyn and grew up in San Diego! :)


He worked as a professional magician and newspaperman before turning to fiction writing. He is a master of the comic novel, and his books have been translated into sixteen languages. A number of them have also been made into motion pictures.


His popular books include The Whipping Boy, Jim Ugly, The Midnight Horse and so much more. His son, Paul Fleischman, is a writer also.

Quentin Blake does cartoons and illustrations that have appeared in Punch, The Spectator and many other magazines. He has illustrated many of the stories of Roald Dahl and others.

LadyD Books participates in this cool book meme each Friday.

Grab a book, any book. 
Turn to page 56. 
Find any sentence that grabs you. 
Post it. Add your (url) post at Freda's Voice.

LadyD Books is also participating in:
Hop Along Friday at Chubby Cheeks Thinks.

Happy Friday!

“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis