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In rural south Alabama in 1948, whites picked on one side of the cotton field and blacks on the other. In A Yellow Watermelon, twelve-year-old Ted meets Poudlum, a black boy his own age, where the fields meet. Poudlum teaches Ted how to endure the hard work while they bond and go on to integrate the field. Ted learns of evil forces gathering to deprive Poudlum’s family of their property. The two boys encounter danger and suspense while saving Poudlum’s family and discovering a ...
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In rural south Alabama in 1948, whites picked on one side of the cotton field and blacks on the other. In A Yellow Watermelon, twelve-year-old Ted meets Poudlum, a black boy his own age, where the fields meet. Poudlum teaches Ted how to endure the hard work while they bond and go on to integrate the field. Ted learns of evil forces gathering to deprive Poudlum’s family of their property. The two boys encounter danger and suspense while saving Poudlum’s family and discovering a great secret of enlightenment.

Ted M. Dunagan lives in Monticello, Georgia.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781588381972
  • Publisher: NewSouth, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Pages: 240
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 920L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2005

    Perfect Timing

    I arose this morning at 3:20 a.m. to learn the conclusion of the daring adventures of the two young boys. Tom Sawyer and Jim--oops! I meant to say Ted and Poodlum! This book is the perfect, clean, frolicsome summer read with an underlying strong moral theme. It's a book about friendship, curiosity, risk taking, and the cleverness of a child's imagination. I personally know childhood in this rural area during the late 40's, and Ted's talent for recall brought the entire era back to me as if it were a birthright. The author planted the seeds of necessary future change through focusing on innocence and predjudices accepted by these courageous friends of different skin color. Through puzzling encounters with 'differentness', young Ted calmly explains to Poodlum, over chocolate ice cream cones, it will fall to them to change the system when they grow up because it's the right thing to do.

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