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The Resource The midnight horse, Sid Fleischman; illustrations by Peter Sis

The midnight horse, Sid Fleischman; illustrations by Peter Sis

Label
The midnight horse
Title
The midnight horse
Statement of responsibility
Sid Fleischman; illustrations by Peter Sis
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is raining bullfrogs. Inside the coach to Cricklewood sit a blacksmith, a thief, and an orphan boy named Touch. "The haunt, lad!" shouts the blacksmith suddenly. "If you want to see a live ghost, stick your head out the window. He's on the roof." That is Touch's first glimpse of the roguish ghost of The Great Chaffalo, a magician once celebrated for his trick of turning straw into horses. They meet again when Touch, fleeing from his wicked great-uncle, gathers an armload of straw and seeks out the phantom. The Great Chaffalo obliges the runaway boy with a high-legged stallion with a golden mane and "a hide as fine as China silk." But Touch discovers that not even this bedazzling horse can put him beyond reach of the troubles pursuing him. He is forced to confront rascals and wrongdoers with imagination and courage--and a ghostly word now and then from his new friend, The Great Chaffalo
Summary
Touch enlists the help of The Great Chaffalo, a ghostly magician, to thwart his great-uncle's plans to put Touch into the orphan house and swindle The Red Raven Inn away from Miss Sally
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
ALA Notable Children's Book, 1991
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
089689
Cataloging source
HCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1920-2010
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fleischman, Sid
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
630
Intended audience source
Lexile
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sís, Peter
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Magicians
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The midnight horse, Sid Fleischman; illustrations by Peter Sis
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
13239322
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
96 pages
Isbn
9780833584236
Isbn Type
(prebind)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
The midnight horse, Sid Fleischman; illustrations by Peter Sis
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
13239322
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
96 pages
Isbn
9780833584236
Isbn Type
(prebind)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations

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