The Van Gogh Cafe

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Harcourt, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 53 pages
27 Reviews
Magic things happen at the Van Gogh Cafe in Flowers, Kansas. No one quite knows why, but people think it's because the cafe building was once a theater. They figure the walls absorbed enough magic during those years of lights and costumes and opening nights to last forever. Ten-year-old Clara is another reason for the magic. She believes anything might happen--and it always does. "Newbery Medalist Rylant breaks new ground in producing this whimsical tale, dextrously weaving extraordinary events into the fabric of ordinary life. As she gently guides her characters toward their magnificent destinies, the strength of her imagination and the depth of her sensitivity will impress even the reluctant reader."--Publishers Weekly

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User Review  - Sparrow - Goodreads

Very beautiful children's book. Nice and short for children with less fixed focus and made with its own enduring magic. I read this with a child of 8 years who has a deep difficulty reading and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Erin Fowler - Goodreads

One of my new favorites! The magic and wonder in this book is incredible. Anything can happen at the Van Gogh Cafe! Read to see what magic pops up. Read full review

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CYNTHIA RYLANT is the acclaimed author of more than a hundred books for young people, including the new poetry volume Ludie's Life; the beloved Mr. Putter & Tabby series; the Henry and Mudge series; and the novel Missing May, which received the Newbery Medal. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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