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One Potato Review

There’s a lot of good stuff here - art and nature, a sullen tween and a lively grandmother - yet as much as this is a story about a city slicker learning some good ol’ country wisdom, it’s really most persuasive when detailing one boy’s lunges at independence. Interesting: the boy in these pages is always wearing a life vest (and usually glasses) where the boy on the cover is advertising a more scenic approach. You know where this story is aiming from page one, though you might want to see how it gets there. It’s a halting journey finally - summer always gives way to the demands of school and after-school and after-that - but here is a landscape worth revisiting. 

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