Twelve-year-old Rose Brutigan has grown seven inches in the last eight months. She’s always been different from her twin brother, Thomas, but now she towers over him in too many ways. The gap in their interests continues to widen as well. Musically talented Rose is focused on winning the upcoming Bach Cello Suites Competition, while happy-go-lucky Thomas has taken up the challenge of growing a giant pumpkin in the yard of their elderly neighbor, Mr. Pickering. But when a serious accident changes the course of the summer, Rose is forced to grow and change in ways she never could have imagined. Along the way there’s tap dancing and classic musicals, mail-order worms and neighborhood-sourced compost, fresh-squeezed lemonade, the Minnesota State Fair — and an eclectic cast of local characters that readers will fall in love with.
Please join us to celebrate the launch of this Middle Grade novel, perfectly timed to take place during Harvest Fest in Stillwater. Be sure to visit Lowell Park downtown for the Pumpkin Weighing between 9-12, then walk up the hill to the library for a 2:00 Book Launch/Program featuring cello, weird pumpkin facts and Bach trivia, a basket raffle, giant pumpkin cookies etc.! You can also chat with the author and get signed copies of the book. Open to the public, the more the merrier!
For more information on Harvest Fest, visit: http://www.harvestfeststillwater.com/