The Clothesline

The Clothesline

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This is a story about a little boy who lives above a convenience store with his mom. When he goes to spend his pocket money on candy--only when Mom's not looking--he gives the knot on the clothesline by the outdoor stairs a good yank (it makes the best sound). One day, he tugs a little too hard, and takes the stairs a little too fast, and--whiiiiiz --gets stuck hanging smack in the middle of the clothesline.

He cries for help, but Mom doesn't hear. He waits for someone to save him, but only a black cat slinks by. His arm gets tired--but if he hangs on with both hands, he'll risk dropping his coins It's a true dilemma. Finally, he cries out so loudly that he tumbles to the ground. He still spends his pocket money on candy. But he NEVER touches the clothesline again.

Told in sequential illustrations with simple text and vibrant sound effects, this is a suspenseful narrative offering an accessible entry point to early graphic novels and a lighthearted, laugh-out-loud reminder of the consequences of our choices.

Author: Orbie
Publisher: Owlkids
Published: 10/15/2019
Pages: 64
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 9.10h x 7.80w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9781771473903
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 2
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 509695 / Clothesline


Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 08/01/2019
Publishers Weekly 09/09/2019
School Library Journal 10/25/2019 pg. 1

About the Author
ORBIE is a children's book illustrator, graphic novel creator, and illustrator for newspapers, parenting posters, and marketing materials. She is also the illustrator of Sloth at the Zoom and some other funny books (She likes to laugh). She lives in Cap d'Espoir, Quebec.