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The Paint Brush Kid

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Uncle Pancho is about to lose his house...Gregory and his friends love Uncle Panch. He isn't really anyone's uncle--he's their friend. So when he begins to tell the story of his life, Gregory has an idea. He will paint a story of Uncle Pancho's life. A gem of a book! The story goes straight to the heart. Reading level 3. Black and white illustrations.
paperback, 67 pages
Published 2000 by Scholastic Inc. (first published November 14th 1995)
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From the author of Three Dollar Mule, Shoeshine Girl, Pirate’s Promise, The Sword in the Tree, and Riding the Pony Express.

The Story.

Gregory’s nickname is the “Chalk Box Kid” – he earned it through the pictures he used to scratch away on the side of the garage. He drew an entire garden with all kinds of different vegetables in it. Now, he wants to help Uncle Pancho, whose house badly needs to be painted. Gregory offers to paint the house and even draw pictures depicting different portions of Un
Loved this book! Clyde Bulla is one of my favorite children's authors and this book shows why he is a top notch writer for children. I grew up in the 1960's reading his books like Old Charlie and Ghost Town Treasure. Now I'm re reading old favorites and new titles (to me). This was a sequel to an earlier book, although it is also a stand alone book. Looking forward to my continued Hunt for all things Bulla.
The boys liked it. I liked that it wasn't as predictable as it could have been. :)
This was a little weird for me. Gregory and his friends decide to paint Uncle Pancho's house during the summer, because Uncle Pancho (an elderly neighbor) cannot do it himself. Some of the story is a little...stilted? I'm not sure what's wrong with it. Maybe, as an adult, I want to know why the adults in the story get mad, or say "Go away" or something. Maybe children are more accepting of this behavior, and chalk it up to crazy grown up stuff.
I was very happy to see that a sequel to "The Chalk Box Kid" had been written, as it would allow me to see more of Gregory! Clyde Robert Bulla didn't let me down, as he never does. I did prefer the original, but I was grateful for another chance to read about Gregory, and to see what Clyde Robert Bulla had in store for him so many years after he had written "The Chalk Box Kid". Another good story from a good writer.
Kristine Pratt
I really like Gregory and his creative spirit. The idea of putting murals on a house is such a neat idea, and using the stories of the man who lives there to do it makes it all perfect. I love how there are no cliche endings, but there IS a happy ending. Realistic and brave and interesting - I highly recommend this book.
Deborah Harris
Dec 30, 2013 Deborah Harris added it
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AR Quiz No. 28322 EN Fiction
Accelerated Reader Quiz Information IL: LG - BL: 2.8 - AR Pts: 1.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz Type Information AR Quiz Types: RP, VP
This makes me want to read the first book, The Chalk Box Kid...
will he be mad or will his so called uncle let him paint?
7yo's current reader
Boys thought it was OK.
Partridge Public
Aug 23, 2007 Partridge Public added it  ·  review of another edition
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Born to be a Writer
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
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