Picnic at Mudsock Meadowby Patricia Polacco
It's time for the annual Halloween picnic, and all the kids are worried about the ghost of Titus Dinworthy showing up and spoiling the fun. All except William, that is. He's pretty sure old Titus is just swamp gas; it's Hester Bledden he's worried about.
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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!