"Charming and beautifully humorous . . . A sparkling story of weathering change." --Booklist, starred review Everything is changing for Becket Branch. From subways to sidewalks to safety rules, she is a city kid born and raised. Now the Branch family is trading urban bustle for big green fields and moving to help their gran on Blackberry Farm, where Becket has to make sense of new routines, from feeding animals to baling hay. But Becket is ready She even makes her own "Becket List" for How to Be a Country Kid. Things don't always work out the way she planned, but whether it's selling mouth-puckering lemonade, feeding hostile hens, or trying to make a new best friend, Becket is determined to use her city smarts to get a grip on country living. Get ready to yell "Beautiful Alert " along with Becket as she mucks through the messy, exuberant experience of change she didn't ask for, in a story that sparkles with quirky characters, cheerful humor, and unexpected adventures.
Author: Adele Griffin Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers Published: 04/02/2019 Pages: 208 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 0.60lbs Size: 7.90h x 5.70w x 1.00d ISBN: 9781616207908 Audience: Ages 9-12
Accelerated Reader: Reading Level: 4.3 Point Value: 4 Interest Level: Middle Grade Quiz #/Name: 500549 / Becket List: A Blackberry Farm Story
Review Citation(s): Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 02/01/2019 School Library Journal 02/01/2019 pg. 55 Kirkus Reviews 11/15/2018 Booklist 12/01/2018 pg. 59 Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2019 pg. 81 Publishers Weekly 05/06/2019 Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2019 - Superior,Well Above Average
About the Author Adele Griffin is the National Book Award-nominated author of numerous books for middle grade and young adult readers, including the popular Oodlethunks, Witch Twins, and Vampire Island series. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two children.
LeUyen Pham worked in animation before turning to children's books. She is the illustrator of the Princess in Black series, Real Friends, the Freckleface Strawberry series, and many other books for young readers. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two sons.