The Chalk Box Kid
Three burned and sooty walls prove an irresistable lure to a lonely 9-year-old boy. Friendless in a new school in a decaying neighborhood, and disrespected by his unemployed young uncle, Gregory discovers the remains of a chalk factory behind his cement-filled back yard. Who says he can't have a garden like the other kids in his class--it's in the eye and the heart of the gardener, after all. In this case the gardener is a budding artist, who wants to recreate...more
This book is about a boy named Gregory who moves to a new house and attends a new school. He has to deal with making new friends, his Uncle, and other challenges. He loves to draw and paint. Gregory begins to draw in the burned building behind his house that used to be a chalk factory. At first nobody appreciates his drawings but then he gains friends and understanding.
Themes: Art, Making Friends, Overcoming Obstacles,...more
After Gregory moves to a new neighborhood, he feels left out at his new school. After a few days of staying at his annoying uncle Max's house, he finds a burnt building behind his house. He cleans it up, and finds some chalk.
When he swept the floor, he found little pieces of something white. He showed one of them to Mother. "It looks like chalk," he said. "It is chalk," she said.
Whenever he figures out it's a chalk factory, Gregory decides to draw some sketches with it. A few chapters after, he...more
I liked this story because in the beginning Gregory was a sad, lonely boy in a new school. By the end of the story, through his artistic abilities, he became...more
Almost as far back as he can remember, Clyde Robert Bulla wanted to write. Born on a farm in a small town in Missouri, Mr. Bulla's first school was a one-room country schoolhouse. One day his teacher asked each first grade student what he or she would do with a thousand dollars. Young Clyde answered that he would buy a table. His classmates laughed heartily, and his teacher was...more