Storm in the Barn

By: Phelan, Matt

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Somerville, Mass.: Candlewick Pr, 2009. First printing. New/new. Phelan, Matt. 201 pp.With phenomenal pacing, sensitivity, and a sure command of suspense, Phelan ushers readers into Dust Bowl-era America to tell the story of a young boy who is transformed by unexpected courage.

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Tall tale. Thriller. Gripping historical fiction. This artful, sparely told graphic novel -- a tale of a boy in Dust Bowl America -- will resonate with young readers today. (Age 10 and up)

In Kansas in the year 1937, eleven-year-old Jack Clark faces his share of ordinary challenges: local bullies, his father's failed expectations, a little sister with an eye for trouble. But he also has to deal with the effects of the Dust Bowl, including rising tensions in his small town and the spread of a shadowy illness. Certainly a case of "dust dementia" would explain who (or what) Jack has glimpsed in the Talbot's abandoned barn -- a sinister figure with a face like rain. In a land where it never rains, it's hard to trust what you see with your own eyes -- and harder still to take heart and be a hero when the time comes. With phenomenal pacing, sensitivity, and a sure command of suspense, Matt Phelan ushers us into a world where desperation is transformed by unexpected courage.

Title: Storm in the Barn

Author Name: Phelan, Matt

Illustrator: Phelan, Matt

Categories: Children, Graphic Novels, Classroom / Social Sciences, Classroom / Reading,

Edition: First

Publisher: Somerville, Mass., Candlewick Pr: 2009

ISBN Number: 0763636185

ISBN Number 13: 9780763636180

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: new Jacket

Seller ID: 6485