The Van Gogh Cafe
At the Van Gogh Cafe, anything can happen. Clara's dad owns the cafe, and she's seen it all - from food that cooks by itself to poems that foretell the future. This award-winning collection of vignettes by Newbery medallist, Cynthia Rylant, is a treat to be relished. So bring your appetite for the unexpected, because at the Van Gogh Cafe, your order of tea and toast comes with a side of magic! Cynthia Rylant is the acclaimed author of more than a hundred books for young people, including the new poetry volume, "Boris" and the novel, "Missing May", which received the Newbery Medal.
- Paperback | 64 pages
- 121.92 x 182.88 x 5.08mm | 68.04g
- 09 Nov 2006
- Harcourt Children's Books
- United States
"Newberry Medallist, Rylant, breaks new ground in producing this whimsical tale, dexterously weaving extraordinary events into the fabric of ordinary life - Publishers Weekly Full of uncanny observations and wry wisdom - The New Yorker"
About Cynthia Rylant
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.
Our customer reviews
The Van Gogh CafÃ© is magic. Nobody knows quite how or why, but they all agree that it is. Nobody knows it better than ten-year-old Clara. She helps her dad, Marc, run the cafÃ©. Clara knows how much the cafÃ© loves stories, and the small stories don\'t often stay small for long. To the people in Flowers, Kansas, who have been going to the cafÃ© all of their lives, the unbelievable is pretty normal, and the impossible seems quite possible. Anything can happen at the Van Gogh CafÃ©. From lost loves found, to a cat that falls in love with a seagull. From food that cooks itself, to magically multiplying muffins. From prophetic poetry on napkins, to a possum that helps a man find his life again. You never know what you might find at the Van Gogh CafÃ©. I love it! My only complaint is that it\'s too short and I want more! My only question is, can I please go visit? Maybe even work there? Oh, that\'s two questions.show moreby TeensReadToo