Two Old Potatoes and Me

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Random House Children's Books, Jan 13, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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One day at her dad’s house, a young girl finds two old potatoes in the cupboard. “Gross.” But before she can throw them away, her dad suggests they try to grow new potatoes from the old ones, which have sprouted eyes. Told from May to September, the potato-growing season, the story includes all the basic steps for growing potatoes while subtly dealing with the parents’ recent divorce. Just like the new potatoes that emerged from ugly old potatoes, this dadand daughter move on and make a new life together in the face of unavoidable and unpleasant change. Carolyn Fisher’s artwork will be instantly recognizable from her recent picture book debut, A Twisted Tale, and her trademark high-energy art and design infuse joy and humor into this heartwarming story.


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User Review  - jljaina - LibraryThing

Ever wanted to grow potatoes with your kids? Read this with them! Great father/daughter bonding story where the girl gets to learn how to plant and grow their own potatoes. This actually covers a lot ... Read full review

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User Review  - paulaanweiler - LibraryThing

This story was a very heartwarming story about a father daughter relationship post divorce. The potatoes symbolize the new life that is being created from an old way. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

John Coy has written several books for children, including "Top of the Order" and "Love of the Game". He spends much of his time as a writer-in-residence at elementary schools. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Carolyn Fisher has written and illustrated several picture books, including "Good Night, World" by Willa Perlman and her own "The Snow Show". Her illustrations have been commissioned by hundreds of magazines and newspapers, earned numerous awards, and been exhibited around North America. Carolyn has dual US and Canadian citizenship, and she lives with her family in Alberta, Canada. Visit her at CarolynFisher.com.

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