Eccentric Sonnet has been away traveling the world for so long that when she arrives back home, she doesn't know any of her neighbors. When she recites poetry about her adventures, they become bored. Eventually, she finds a kindred spirit who reads her poetry and invites her to a dinner party of foods inspired by her adventures. Poetry and Potatoes, a story about traveling and exploring different cultures, is full of energy, humor and historical detail. Young readers will have a ball learning about the search for like-minded friends.