Monday, September 29, 2008

October Book: Me and the Pumpkin Queen

Our October book selection is Me and the Pumpkin Queen by Marlane Kennedy. We will meet to discuss the book on Monday, October 27th at 3:30pm. Copies of the book are available at the Children's Desk or through the library catalog.

Mildred's Guide to Growing a Giant Pumpkin:
  • Get the right seeds. These days, no one grows a Pumpkin Show winner without Howard Dill's Atlantic Giant seeds.
  • Convince your dad that having a pumpkin patch in your backyard is a good idea.
  • Make sure that your dogs stay far, far away from your seedlings.
  • Don't let your busybody aunt interfere with your "pumpkin obsession," no matter how much she wishes you were interested in boys or clothes or anything other than pumpkins.
  • Find a best friend who can help out in a pinch.
  • Never, ever, ever give up.

Lots of people think an eleven-year-old doesn't stand a chance of winning the Pumpkin Show. Mildred is determined to prove them wrong. It's just something she needs to do.

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