The Books


by Paul Fleischman
Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes

One Potato Review

In which a bullied, teenage oddball grows mysterious crops from windblown seeds, using their fruit, tubers and bark to construct an entirely self-sustaining alternative civilization, complete with cultish looking robes he weaves himself, a counting system based on the number eight, and histories and alphabets and constellations that need renaming. He finally wins some converts too, be-robed and bedazzled and swishing along behind him on the first day back to school. Revenge of the nerd.

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