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Where the Watermelons Grow

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Fans of The Thing About Jellyfish and A Snicker of Magic will be swept away by Cindy Baldwin's debut middle grade about a girl coming to terms with her mother's mental illness. An Oregon Spirit Award Honor book.

When twelve-year-old Della Kelly finds her mother furiously digging black seeds from a watermelon in the middle of the night and talking to people who aren't there, Della worries that it's happening again—that the sickness that put her mama in the hospital four years ago is back. That her mama is going to be hospitalized for months like she was last time.

With her daddy struggling to save the farm and her mama in denial about what's happening, it's up to Della to heal her mama for good. And she knows just how she'll do it: with a jar of the Bee Lady's magic honey, which has mended the wounds and woes of Maryville, North Carolina, for generations.

But when the Bee Lady says that the solution might have less to do with fixing Mama's brain and more to do with healing her own heart, Della must learn that love means accepting her mama just as she is.


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Publisher: HarperCollins

Kindle Book

  • Release date: July 3, 2018

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780062665881
  • File size: 2262 KB
  • Release date: July 3, 2018

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780062665881
  • File size: 2262 KB
  • Release date: July 3, 2018

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Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
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English

Levels

ATOS Level:5.4
Lexile® Measure:1020
Interest Level:4-8(MG)
Text Difficulty:4

Fans of The Thing About Jellyfish and A Snicker of Magic will be swept away by Cindy Baldwin's debut middle grade about a girl coming to terms with her mother's mental illness. An Oregon Spirit Award Honor book.

When twelve-year-old Della Kelly finds her mother furiously digging black seeds from a watermelon in the middle of the night and talking to people who aren't there, Della worries that it's happening again—that the sickness that put her mama in the hospital four years ago is back. That her mama is going to be hospitalized for months like she was last time.

With her daddy struggling to save the farm and her mama in denial about what's happening, it's up to Della to heal her mama for good. And she knows just how she'll do it: with a jar of the Bee Lady's magic honey, which has mended the wounds and woes of Maryville, North Carolina, for generations.

But when the Bee Lady says that the solution might have less to do with fixing Mama's brain and more to do with healing her own heart, Della must learn that love means accepting her mama just as she is.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    HarperCollins

    Kindle Book
    Release date: July 3, 2018

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780062665881
    File size: 2262 KB
    Release date: July 3, 2018

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9780062665881
    File size: 2262 KB
    Release date: July 3, 2018

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 5.4
    Lexile® Measure: 1020
    Interest Level: 4-8(MG)
    Text Difficulty: 4
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