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Nicholas Preston, age 8, is a blueberry guy. Lately, that’s been a very good thing, because the blueberry bushes his parents planted in their yard have been delivering more fruit than a family of four can pick … or eat! Last summer they recruited neighbors to help with the harvest and take away what they picked. Still, the Prestons have been eating blueberry jam, syrup, muffins, even burgers (!) throughout the year. This summer the crop is even bigger, but Nico has a plan.
If he can convince all his classmates to volunteer a day to pick the berries, they’ll all get the best blueberries in town and he’ll have plenty left to sell. Then if he can sell enough, he wil donate the money to the Community Center fund so they can open the park at the end of the summer.
But first, he’ll have to protect the crop from a Mama Bear and her cubs who live in the forest behind their house and seem to love nothing more than blueberries. And, he’s going to have to convince his teacher to give him time to persuade his classmates to help out. And, on the chosen date, when his classmates don’t show up, he’s going to have to keep on believing. What’s more, when the harvest is in and it seems that everyone in town already has more blueberries than they need, Nico has to find a place where there will be customers for his berries. For this, he’ll need permission from the crankiest man on their street.
In this chapter book everyday adventures combine with the power of friendship, the rewards of persistence, and what just may be a little bit of magic to help Nicholas succeed and be named Raccoon Creek’s Businessman of the Year. Young chapter book readers will root for Nico and cheer for his success.
Number of Pages: 72
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Lauren L. Wohl
Street Date: August 27, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-1111
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