15. December 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Children's Books, Fantasy, Leslie · Tags:

Drizzle by Kathleen Van Cleave, 358 pages, read by Leslie, on 04/15/2012


Eleven-year-old Polly Peabody knows her family’s world-famous rhubarb farm is magical. The plants taste like chocolate, jewels appear in the soil, bugs talk to her, and her best friend is a rhubarb plant named Harry. But the most magical thing is that every single Monday, at exactly 1:00, it rains. Until the Monday when the rain just stops.

This book has been compared to the world of Roald Dahl, but not having read a lot of his books, I can’t say how close it comes.  I found it to be a little out there, although it is popular with my kids.  I guess the appeal of a fruit or vegetable that might taste like chocolate has some merit.  I thought it was just an okay book.


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