Despite the disapproval of his parents and his formidable science teacher, nine-year-old Allen determines to do his science project on human photosynthesis.
Children's Literature - Kathleen KarrIf plants can photosynthesize, why can't humans? Allen Brewster thinks his idea for his fourth grade science project is stupendous, but everyone except his grandfather hates it. In proving his theory's possibility, Allen turns himself green and begins to grow roots. He also sets himself up against his formidable science teacher not to mention the security agencies of the United States government. This is a very funny satire on bureaucracy versus creativity. It's a great read, too. 1995 (orig.
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