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Delacorte Press, 1992 - Juvenile Fiction - 194 pages
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Humor, agriculture and young love all come together in Joan Bauer's first novel, set in rural Iowa. Sixteen-year-old  Ellie Morgan's life would be almost perfect if she could just get her potentially prize-winning pumpkin to put on about 200 more pounds--and if she could take off 20 herself... in hopes of attracting Wes, the new boy in town.

Ninth Annual Delacorte Press Prize for an Outstanding First Young Adult Novel.

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good story, but most of the book is boring. The last 2 out of five hours is better and more action packed. About a girl who tries to grow a really big pumpkin while loosing weight. A nice boy incourages her too.

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Kind of dumb, but funny. If you're in the mood for a light-hearted book that doesn't deal with life-altering circumstances and the ultimate battle of good versus evil, then maybe you should go for it! It's humor was awesome and made me laugh a lot! Read full review

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MASL: Squashed by Joan Bauer
Squashed by Joan Bauer. Delacorte Press, 1992. Summary: Ellie Morgan was just an average teen. She just wanted to loose weight, better her relationship with ...
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bookmoot: Squashed
The Bauer book that my own daughter seems to return to again and again is Squashed. Ellie is a grower. She grows pumpkin giants. She is the winner of second ...
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A Bowl of Books: Squashed By Joan Bauer
Squashed By Joan Bauer. Ellie wishes her giant pumpkin Max can gain a few more pounds. It's tough being in the adult's category in the pumpkin competition. ...
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www.doggybloggy.com » Squashed, by Joan Bauer
Squashed, by Joan Bauer. September 19, 2006 at 12:01 pm · Filed under Uncategorized. Ellie grows pumpkins, something that most teens aren’t interested in. ...
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Squashed Study Guide by Joan Bauer
Squashed Study Guide by Joan Bauer. Squashed study guide, including 11 pages of chapter summaries, essays, quotes, and more.
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Squashed / Joan Bauer.
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Squashed . A sixteen-year-old pursues her two goals--growing the biggest. pumpkin in Iowa and losing twenty pounds herself— while she strengthens her ...
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Squashed / Joan Bauer.
The title is:. Squashed / Joan Bauer. It's about:. As a sixteen-year-old pursues her two goals--growing the biggest pumpkin in Iowa and losing twenty pounds ...
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FIC BAU Squashed / Joan Bauer. -- New York : Puffin Books, 2001, c1992. As sixteen-year-old Ellie pursues her two goals--growing the biggest pumpkin in Iowa ...
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About the author (1992)

Joan Bauer is the criticallyacclaimed author of numerous young adult novels, including "Best Foot Forward," "Rules of the Road" (recipient of the "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize) and Newbery Honor-winner Hope Was Here. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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