Drizzle by Kathleen Van Cleve

By Kathleen Van Cleve

Eleven-year-old Polly Peabody must make it commence raining. For her complete existence, it has rained at precisely one o'clock each Monday afternoon on her family's magical rhubarb farm, until eventually one Monday, whilst it stops. after which Polly's brother will get ill, rather ailing. Polly has to determine how every thing is attached and make it rain sooner than her cherished Aunt Edith sells the farm.  She has aid from the farm itself, within the kind of the vegetation and bugs, together with her ally, Harry, a chocolate-tasting rhubarb plant.  all of them push Polly to confront her fears.  yet is it sufficient, and extra importantly - is there sufficient time?

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He’s the one who started the tradition of giving all the girls in his family an emerald ring. I look sadly down to my finger: I still can’t believe I lost my ring in the lake. It’s probably gone forever, something Patricia never lets me forget. She flashes her ring in front of my face every chance she gets. Aunt Edith’s face is lit up, her eyes bright. “When I was a little girl, Enid used to bring me up here and show me all her books. ” She steps over to one of the shelves, her long fingers tracing the spines of the books.

Then he built a castle (also to remind himself of his home) and became a rhubarb farmer. He’s the one who started the tradition of giving all the girls in his family an emerald ring. I look sadly down to my finger: I still can’t believe I lost my ring in the lake. It’s probably gone forever, something Patricia never lets me forget. She flashes her ring in front of my face every chance she gets. Aunt Edith’s face is lit up, her eyes bright. “When I was a little girl, Enid used to bring me up here and show me all her books.

Still, he communicates—all plants communicate. And not just on “magic” farms. It happens everywhere. If you don’t believe it—like some people, cough, my sister Patricia—it’s because you’re not really paying attention. I’m not saying they’re going to talk back. Even I know that would be crazy. But they’ll answer you. It’s a fact. When I run up to him, Harry curves one of his bottom stalks into a semi-circle. That’s his smile, and he always does this when he first sees me. I think he’s the nicest plant in the world.

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