The Widow's Broom

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The Widow's Broom

FAVORITE PARTMy favorite part is when the broom is being teased by the Spivey boys and their dog. When the dog starts biting the broom's handle, it flings him into the trees!

Written and Illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg

The Widow's Broom

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ILLUSTRATIONSThe illustrations in this story really help to set the mood. They are all done in black and white, which creates a spooky and mysterious setting. Chris Van Allsburg is able to make the characters in this fantasy very realistic and believable through his artwork.

POINT OF VIEWMr. Spivey

BROOMscary, dangerouswitch-flying, kid-smacking, dog-flinging"evil burnt to ashes"devil

POINT OF VIEWMinna Shaw

BROOMmagical, smartfloor-sweeping, wood-chopping, water-fetching"plays simple piano tunes"friend

GENREThe Widow's Broom is an example of fantasy fiction. It takes place in an imaginary world where magical brooms and witches exist. There is also a conflict between good (Minna Shaw) and evil (Mr. Spivey) as they argue over the broom (magical object).

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Point of ViewMinna Shaw

In this story, Minna Shaw has a magical broom that can chop firewood, feed the chickens, fetch water from the well, and play the piano. Minna Shaw is a lonely widow, and the broom is her only friend. But, where did this broom come from? And what will happen to the broom now that the Spiveys, Minna Shaw’s neighbors, think that it is evil?

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