Babcockby Joe Cottonwood, Morrie Turner (Illustrator)
Loved by adults and children alike, Babcock is an award-winning novel about a boy and a girl, one white and one black, and the boy's con-man uncle starting a new life in a small town. "Full of humor, hope, and bravery. Richly drawn, fast paced, enticing, and downright witty. . . Sure to be a hit."-School Library Journal. "You will laugh out loud."-Pick of the List
Cottonwood takes readers on an eventful ride, from high hilarity when Babcock's large caged menagerieincluding Martin Luther the kingsnake, a barking giant salamander named Malcolm, the mice Frederick and Douglassescapes, to the double shock of learning that Earl has wagered a loan on the wrong Little League team, and finding him shortly thereafter dead of a heart attack. Whether their choices are good or bad, the characters get the benefit of the doubt and the gift of being able to grow and change; it's not all empty calories.
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This book is good and interesting.
i had to do a book report for school, so i was forced to check one out in the library. i just picked one quick, something that caught my eye. i didnt realize that it would be such a wonderful book!! i didnt get to finish the last chapter, but the rest of it was awesome!