Random House is proud to present the tenth anniversary edition of a book Publishers Weekly called "a gem of a book...a story that goes straight to the heart." When nine-year-old Gregory experiences several upsets in his life, he responds by creating a fantastic chalk garden on the charred walls of a burned-out factory behind his house. As his garden grows and flourishes, Gregory finds a voice through his art and, for the first time, is able to find his own place in the world. The Chalk Box Kid is sure to delight a new generation of children and their parents.
Thomas B. Allen
About Thomas B. Allen
Thomas B. Allen's writings range from articles for National Geographic Magazine to books on espionage and military history. His latest book is Declassified: 50 Top-Secret Documents That Changed History, published by the National Geographic Society in cooperation with the International Spy Museum. He is also the author of young adult books for National Geographic: Remember Pearl Harbor, Remember Valley Forge, George Washington, Spymaster, and Harriet Tubman, Secret Agent.. The books have received outstanding reviews and won multiple awards, including "Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People" and the New York Public Library's "100 Titles for Reading and Sharing." Remember Pearl Harbor was selected as one of the Notable Books of the Year by the American Library Association. Allen’s is the co-author with Norman Polmar of Spy Book: The Encyclopedia of Espionage, the principal source book for the International Spy Museum, and an encyclopedia of World War II: America at War. 1941-194. He and his wife Scottie, a potter and member of Wavery Street Gallery, live in Bethesda, Maryland.
WINNER 1989 Kansas William Allen White Children's Book Award