Enter the witty, intriguing world of Weslandia! Now that school is over, Wesley needs a summer project. He’s learned that each civilization needs a staple food crop, so he decides to sow a garden and start his own - civilization, that is. He turns over a plot of earth, and plants begin to grow. They soon tower above him and bear a curious-looking fruit. As Wesley experiments, he finds that the plant will provide food, clothing, shelter, and even recreation. It isn’t long before his neighbors and classmates develop more than an idle curiosity about Wesley - and exactly how he is spending his summer vacation.
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And a subtle visual metaphor takes shape in an aerial shot of a cookie-cutter neighborhood in which Wesley's wildly fertile backyard sticks out ""like a nose."" It's difficult to imagine a better pairing than Fleischman and Hawkes to bring this one-of-a-kind kid--and his universe--so vividly to l...| Read Full Review of Weslandia
Summary: A welcome and timely reissue for this fabulous little book about a geeky boy who sets about creating a micronation in his back garden and who achieves not only a self-sufficiency success story but also a way to make friends for the first time in his life.Dec 03 2012 | Read Full Review of Weslandia
Absolutely everything in this backyard world comes from Wesley's lovely plant and charming creativity.| Read Full Review of Weslandia
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