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When Lightning Comes in a Jar

Written & illustrated by Patricia Polacco
Published by Philomel Books
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Jun 3, 2002
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It’s family reunion time! Trisha and her cousins can hardly wait to see one another again. They can’t decide what they like best: the great feast (with zillions of meatloafs and gazillions of Jell-O salads), the softball game, the storytelling . . . the yearly rituals go on and on. But this year, Gramma has a new surprise in store: She promises to teach the grandchildren to catch lightning in a jar. Lightning in a jar! Trisha can’t wait to find out what she means. It’s a secret she will pass down to her own grandchildren one day, along with the family stories handed down with love through all the generations.

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Patricia Polacco

Patricia Polacco belongs to a family of storytellers, poets, farmers, teachers, and artists. They came from many parts of the world, but mainly Russia. She grew up to be an illustrator, a designer, and creator of many beloved children’s books, including <i>The Keeping Quilt</i>, <i>The Blessing Cup</i>, <i>Fiona’s Lace</i>, <i>The Trees of the Dancing Goats</i>, <i>Babushka’s Doll</i>, <i>My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother</i>, and <i>Sticks and Stones</i>. She lives in Union City, Michigan. Visit her at PatriciaPolacco.com and follow her on Facebook.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780399231643
Publication Date:
June 3, 2002
Word Count:
2197
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2001045925
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
47893813
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0399231641
Lexile® Level:
700L
Scholastic Level:
M
ATOS® Book Level:
4.0
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
59932
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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