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Giant Pumpkin Suite

By Melanie Heuiser Hill

Who are you, if you can’t be what you always expected? A moving coming-of-age tale of prodigy and community, unlikely friendship and growing things.

Twelve-year-old Rose Brutigan has grown seven inches in the last eight months. She’s always been different from her twin brother, Thomas, but now she towers over him in too many ways. The gap in their interests continues to widen as well. Musically talented Rose is focused on winning the upcoming Bach Cello Suites Competition, while happy-go-lucky Thomas has taken up the challenge of growing a giant pumpkin in the yard of their elderly neighbor, Mr. Pickering. But when a serious accident changes the course of the summer, Rose is forced to grow and change in ways she never could have imagined. Along the way there’s tap dancing and classic musicals, mail-order worms and neighborhood-sourced compost, fresh-squeezed lemonade, the Minnesota State Fair — and an eclectic cast of local characters that readers will fall in love with.

  • A charming coming-of-age story about the richness of family and community, unexpected friends (and enemies), and the personal strength that can come out of unforeseen change.
  • A debut novel by an exciting – and media-savvy! – new talent.
  • A great selection for parent/child book clubs.

About the author

Melanie Heuiser Hill is a graduate of Hamline University’s MFA program in writing for children and young adults. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and children. Giant Pumpkin Suite is her debut novel.

ISBN: 9780763691554
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: December 1, 2017
Dimensions: 139 x 203mm, 448pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $32.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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