Picnic at Mudsock Meadowby Patricia Polacco
It?s time for the annual Halloween picnic. But the kids are worried about the ghost of Titus Dinworthy. Except William, who?s pretty sure old Titus is just swamp gas; it?s Hester Bledden he?s worried about. Every time William is about to win a contest, Hester shows up, sticks out her tongue, and shouts, ?Peeee youuuuu!? But when something eerie rises out of the swamp, William gets a chance to show both Titus and Hester what a boy from Mudsock Meadow is made of.
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Patricia Polacco lives in Union City, Michigan.
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The kids at Mudsock Meadow are having a picnic and contests. In the story, William tries to impress Hester but he likes science better than art. So, he does badly at the pumpkin carving contest and the seed spitting contest. Later a ¿ghost¿ comes at the costume contest, and William saves the day with his science knowledge. The message of this book is that you should always be confident, and you should never give up. This book has a lot of entertainment when William gets teased, and when he saves the day by proving the ¿ghost¿ is only swamp gas. This is a humorous book, and maybe a bit sad in the beginning, but it has a great ending. Overall, this is a great book!