April 24, 2019 5:30 pm
Led by Greenlight bookseller Wynne, our young readers book group in Fort Greene is geared toward kids ages 9 to 12, and reads great contemporary and classic chapter books. Parents are welcome (but not required) to attend, and pizza is served. For April, the group discusses The Canning Season by Newbery and National Book Award-winning author Polly Horvath. One night out of the blue, Ratchet Clark’s ill-natured mother uproots her from Florida without a second thought. Ratchet is on a train to Maine for a summer with relatives within the blink of an eye. But these aren’t just any relatives. Ratchet’s ninety-two-year old great-aunts, twins Penpen and Tilly, live life in their secluded home on their own terms. They were born together, they grew up together, they live together, and they plan to die together. Through thick wilderness, forgotten, bear-ridden roads, a plethora of strange family history, and a slew of unwelcome guests, Ratchet may just learn what a family can be after all. By turns dark and humorous, Polly Horvath offers readers enough quirky characters and outrageous situations to leave them reeling!
632 Flatbush Avenue (at Fenimore)
Brooklyn, NY 11225
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