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.


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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