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The Van Gogh Cafe
The Van Gogh Cafe
Author: Cynthia Rylant
Believing in the magic that always visits the Van Gogh Cafe, which was once a theater, young Clara helps her father to prepare breakfast for their sleepy patrons, six of whom have special experiences, in an anthology of six interconnected stories.
ISBN-13: 9781435263406
ISBN-10: 1435263405
Publication Date: 4/25/2008
Pages: 53
Reading Level: Ages 9-12

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Book Type: Library Binding
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The Van Gogh Café is magic. Nobody knows quite how or why, but they all agree that it is. Nobody knows it better than ten-year-old Clara. She helps her dad, Marc, run the café. Clara knows how much the café loves stories, and the small stories don't often stay small for long.

To the people in Flowers, Kansas, who have been going to the café all of their lives, the unbelievable is pretty normal, and the impossible seems quite possible. Anything can happen at the Van Gogh Café.

From lost loves found, to a cat that falls in love with a seagull. From food that cooks itself, to magically multiplying muffins. From prophetic poetry on napkins, to a possum that helps a man find his life again. You never know what you might find at the Van Gogh Café.

I love it!

My only complaint is that it's too short and I want more! My only question is, can I please go visit? Maybe even work there? Oh, that's two questions.
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