By Ben Hatke
This is a story about a boy getting seeds and growing a garden. He takes care of his sister while their mother works. In fact, they traded their mother’s car for the seeds. (The sister did but he got in trouble for it). They make friends with a girl in the neighborhood. She is very skilled at sword fighting. It seems like a cool but weird skill for a kid. As their garden grows, strange things happen like dragons and vegetables throwing mud at you.
The book ends with a cliffhanger. Thankfully, you won’t have to wait long for the next book. It comes out on Tuesday and my review is tomorrow. (Come back for it)
But back to this one, I really liked it. I like that the girl is strong. I like Ben’s illustrations.
I recommend this to kids that like Renaissance fairs, magic and weird stuff. If you like Cleopatra in Space, you would like this.