Jackson Jones and the Puddle of Thorns by Mary Quattlebaum
(Jackson Jones (Quality))

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Nothing but a big mess of trouble and weeds..

That's what Jackson Jones thinks of the garden plot his mother gives him for his tenth birthday. What happened to the basketball he's hoped and prayed for all year?

When Jackson comes up with a moneymaking scheme for the garden, it doesn't seem so bad after all. He even cuts his friends in on the action. But before long, Jackson finds out that friends and business don't always mix. When the neighborhood bully calls him "Bouquet Jones," Jackson is ready to give up. Maybe gardens don't belong in cities after all....

Winner of the first annual Marguerite de Angeli Prize.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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 July 1, 2009 by Yearling. 128 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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