Squashed

Joan Bauer.

Humor, agriculture and young love all come together in Joan Bauer's first novel, set in rural Iowa. Sixteen-year-old  Ellie Morgan's life would be almost perfect if she could just get her potentially prize-winning pumpkin to put on about 200 more pounds--and if she could take off 20 herself... in hopes of attracting Wes, the new boy in town. Ninth Annual Delacorte Press Prize for an Outstanding First Young Adult Novel.


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David HealeyPosted November 29, 2010

Squashed by Newberry Honor winner Joan Bauer tells the story of a tomboyish teenager named Ellie Morgan and her pumpkin, Max. Max isn't just any ordinary pumpkin, but a (hopefully) prizewinning entry in the annual Rock River Pumpkin Weigh-In. Along ...

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