When Lightning Comes in a Jar

By Patricia Polacco; Patricia Polacco (Illustrator)
(Philomel Books, Hardcover, 9780399231643, 48pp.)

Publication Date: June 3, 2002

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Prebound

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It's family reunion time! Trisha and her cousins can hardly wait to see one another again. They can't decide what they like best: the great feast (with zillions of meatloafs and gazillions of Jell-O salads), the softball game, the storytelling . . . the yearly rituals go on and on. But this year, Gramma has a new surprise in store: She promises to teach the grandchildren to catch lightning in a jar. Lightning in a jar! Trisha can't wait to find out what she means. It's a secret she will pass down to her own grandchildren one day, along with the family stories handed down with love through all the generations.




Praise For When Lightning Comes in a Jar

A warm story of bridging the generation gap through heritage and togetherness. (Kirkus Reviews)

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