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05-19-10 - Boomtown: Chang's Famous Fireworks

Imagine a place where everyone's favorite thing to do is blow stuff up . . . that's Boomtown.  This is a humorous mystery and adventure story that kids (especially boys) will love to read!

Click here to listen to Care's interview with Nowen N. Particular, author of "Boomtown: Chang's Famous Fireworks", on this week's Wednesday Bookmark, brought to you by Salem Storehouse!  

 

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Boomtown is the home of Chang's Famous Fireworks factory, the Slush Olympics, the "Fighting Slugs" footballteam, rocket reindeer, and flying barber chairs. Boomtown is a humorous tall tale about a fictional town and its odd residents, written to capture the attention and inspire the imagination of intermediate readers. It's a fun read, however, underneath the humorous veneer, Boomtown asks and answers the question, "What does a healthy communitylook like?"  The main characters struggle as they learn to trust theirneighbors.

Visit the Web site www.visitboomtown.com for more information on the book, author, free teacher guides, and more! But stay away from the chickens! 

Keep up to date with Nowen N. Particular on his Facebook page: www.facebook.com/nowennparticular

 

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