The Chalk Box Kid by Clyde Robert BullaThe Chalk Box Kid by Clyde Robert Bulla

The Chalk Box Kid

byClyde Robert BullaIllustratorThomas B. Allen

Paperback | September 12, 1987

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A classroom favorite about the power of art and creativity.
A new neighborhood. A new school. A lonely birthday. Life isn’t easy for nine-year-old Gregory. Then he finds an abandoned chalk factory behind his house. It’s a secret place, just for him! Now he can draw anything he imagines on the dark brick walls. What amazing thing will Gregory draw first?
Two beloved classics—The Chalk Box Kid and The Paint Brush Kid—get a vibrant new look!

Clyde Robert Bulla (1914–2007) was born on a farm near King City, Missouri. He went to a one-room country school. Reading and writing were his favorite subjects, and by the time he was seven, Bulla knew he wanted to be a writer. After years of writing magazine stories and novels and working on his hometown newspaper, he found that he r...
Title:The Chalk Box KidFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 7.56 × 5.19 × 0.18 inPublished:September 12, 1987Publisher:Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0394891023

ISBN - 13:9780394891026

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Well written and bittersweet I really liked the illustrations. This was cute, but I also found it to be kind of sad. It probably took me all of 4 minutes to read :)
Date published: 2017-01-31

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A new neighborhood. A new school. An unhappy birthday. Things aren't looking great for Gregory. But when he discovers an abandoned chalk factory behind his house, something magical happens: a beautiful garden and a quiet friendship spring up within its walls