The Happy Yellow Car by Polly Horvath

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Gunther Grunt buys a new car with the money his wife has been saving to send their twelve-year-old daughter, Betty, to college. To make matters worse, Betty has been elected Pork-Fry Queen by her classmates and now she doesn't have the money needed to buy flowers for the teacher. What follows is a comedic chain of events that teaches the Grunts about the value of family.

About Polly Horvath

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Polly Horvath is the Newbery Honor author of "Everything on a Waffle." She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
Published September 30, 1994 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 128 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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Betty, third of the Grunts' four children, seems to be the only one with college potential, but her hopes are dashed when her father, Gunther, blows the $80 her mother has amassed for her education on a flashy car intended only for Sunday drives.

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