The Van Gogh Cafe

The Van Gogh Cafe

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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.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 121.92 x 182.88 x 5.08mm | 68.04g
  • Harcourt Children's Books
  • United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0152057501
  • 9780152057503
  • 94,190

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"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"
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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.
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Rating details

900 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 38% (338)
4 33% (294)
3 21% (189)
2 8% (69)
1 1% (10)

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The Van Gogh Café 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 café. Clara knows how much the café 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 café all of their lives, the unbelievable is pretty normal, and the impossible seems quite possible. Anything can happen at the Van Gogh Café. 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 Café. 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 more
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