Jackson Jones and Mission Greentop by Mary Quattlebaum

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Basketball-loving Jackson Jones never wanted any part of Rooter’s, the community garden where his mother got him his very own plot for his 10th birthday. But he made the best of it, even planting a thorny rosebush. Now, after months of watering, weeding, and waiting, red roses have finally bloomed. So when Jackson learns that big city developers want to bulldoze Rooter’s, he can’t believe it. The garden means something to him, and he likes hanging out with the neighbors who tend their own plots. But what can Jackson do?

With unasked-for help from well-meaning friends—and going to great lengths to avoid a fearsome bully who loves to taunt him—Jackson sets out to save Rooter’s. But coming up with a winning strategy isn’t so easy.

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About Mary Quattlebaum

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Author Bio: Mary Quattlebaum is the author of more than a dozen children's books, including Winter Friends, Family Reunion, and the popular Jackson Jones series. She is the recipient of many awards, including the Marguerite de Angeli Prize and the Sugarman Award for Children’s Literature. She writes frequently for The Washington Post, leads writing workshops, and speaks at conferences. She lives in Washington, D.C.Illustrator Bio: Alexandra Boiger was born in Munich and started her career as an animator for Warner Bros. She is the illustrator of such award-winning books as Little Bit Scary People, While Mama Had a Quick Little Chat, and Roxie and the Hooligans.  Alexandra dedicated this book, her favorite project to date, to her husband. She lives in San Anselmo, California.
Published February 19, 2009 by Yearling. 114 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Jackson Jones finds surprising joys in gardening in Rooters, the neighborhood community garden.

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