The Van Gogh Cafe

by Cynthia Rylant

Truly amazing things happen at the Van Gogh Cafe in Flowers, Kansas. Clara, the owner's... read more

Truly amazing things happen at the Van Gogh Cafe in Flowers, Kansas. Clara, the owner's ten-year-old daughter, knows why: the Van Gogh Cafe is magical. It is a place to find hope even when one's heart is broken, or miracles in the wake of a lightning strike. Seven lyrical stories comprise this unusual novel in which the visit of an aging movie star, a romance between a cat and a seagull and other memorable, mysterious occurrences blur the lines of impossibility and define the shape of wonder. (Ages 10-13)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1995

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