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Two Old Potatoes and Me

By: John Coy
illustrated by: Carolyn Fisher
Format: Trade Paperback
Imprint: Dragonfly Books
ISBN: 9780440417903
01/13/2009 - $7.99
Categories: Family - Marriage & Divorce, Nature & The Natural World - General, Family - Parents,

One day at her dad’s house, a young girl finds two old potatoes in the cupboard. “Gross.” But before she can throw them away, her dad suggests they try to grow new potatoes from the old ones, which have sprouted eyes. Told from May to September, the potato-growing season, the story includes all the basic steps for growing potatoes while subtly dealing with the parents’ recent divorce. Just like the new potatoes that emerged from ugly old potatoes, this dadand daughter move on and make a new life together in the face of unavoidable and unpleasant change. Carolyn Fisher’s artwork will be instantly recognizable from her recent picture book debut, A Twisted Tale, and her trademark high-energy art and design infuse joy and humor into this heartwarming story.


From the Hardcover Library Binding edition.