"Despite references to genetics, laboratory research and classroom-science experiments, the novel ignores fundamentals of the natural world—chief among them, the interconnected and vulnerable web of life. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Narrating this rambling fantasy is 11-year-old Polly Peabody, whose family owns a magical rhubarb (chocolate and medicinal varieties) farm, open to the public with a lake, umbrella ride and other attractions.
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