The Muddy Fingers Garden Crew to the Rescue! follows the kids from school to a nearby neighborhood when they learn that their friend, Jamal Livingston, is stressed out. His community garden is in jeopardy of closure, because volunteers are squabbling and an angry neighbor is threatening to have the garden shut down completely. A horrible prospect! Not only do Jamal and the others share their produce with the local food pantry, they teach others how to garden and eat healthy.
When Jamal shares the news with his friends at school, the children are beside themselves. Close the garden? When it’s doing so much good? Absurd. The students of Beacon Academy won’t stand for it. If the neighbors won’t volunteer to work the garden, then they will. The kids are experts now. They can handle any gardening challenge!
It’s the moment Jamal learns the true power of community outreach. But as the kids work their plan, they quickly discover there’s more at play than cranky volunteers and an unhappy neighbor. A lot more, including Mother Nature herself. The kids might have piles of energy, but can they overcome all obstacles and save the garden?
Find out in book #3 of the Wild Tales & Garden Thrills series! The Muddy Fingers Garden Crew to the Rescue!
Middle Grade Fiction
Ages: 7 – 10
Grades: 2 – 4 (Lexile TBD)
Genre: Gardening, Nature, Science, Environment
$6.99 Full-color ebook ~ ISBN: 978-0-9977738-2-8 (Axis 360, Library Direct, Overdrive)
$12.99 Print (black & white, 267 pages) ~ ISBN: 978-0-9977738-1-1 (Ingram)
$12.99 Print Education Edition ~ ISBN: TBD (Baker & Taylor)
$6.99 Coloring Book featuring all of the illustrations from the book ~ ISBN: 978-0-9977738-3-5