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Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm

Last updated Sunday, October 23, 2005

Author: Jerdine Nolen
Date of Publication:
Grade Level: 3rd    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Sep. 2000

Synopsis: Harvey Potter's unusual crop is balloons--which grow just like corn on long, sturdy stalks. Harvey Potter himself is not at all unusual, and his friend, a young African-American girl, is determined to uncover the secret of his curious harvest.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  If you had a conjure stick, what would you grow? What would you do with it? Draw it!
•  Make a conjure stick.
•  How else could you grow balloons? Draw!

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don't have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!