The Great Peach Experiment 2: The Peach Pit (Hardcover)
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This is book number 2 in the The Great Peach Experiment series.
Hammer together a mission to turn a crumbling mansion into a cozy bed-and-breakfast, a treasure map, and a family trying to figure out their new normal to build this charming middle grade bursting with humor, heart, and hope.
Much to their surprise, the Peaches had a great summer running their food truck business selling their pies across the Mid-West, but they’re happy to be back home in Duluth, Minnesota, where they can settle back into a routine just in time for the new school year.
That is until Great Aunt Lucinda drops a big surprise on them: She wants to gift them her historic mansion. But there are conditions: they’re to turn it into a cozy and welcoming bed-and-breakfast, something the Peach kids’ mom always dreamed of before she passed away. And they only have until Thanksgiving to do the renovations and prove they can make the business work. It looks like it’s a new chapter of The Great Peach Experiment.
But as the Peaches roll up their sleeves, they quickly realize the house is more of a pit than a welcoming escape. And as the family juggles builders, possible hauntings, doggie obedience training, a treasure hunt, and the demands and worries of work and school, they soon realize that there are wonderful secrets hidden within the house’s walls, if only they can take the time to see them.
Interspersed with sketches, recipes, lists, and more, The Peach Pit is a delicious sequel to When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Peach Pie, combining humor, heartache, a little mystery, and a lot of love, to build another incredible read.
About the Author
Erin Soderberg Downing has written more than fifty books for kids, tweens, and young adults, including several series for young readers: The Great Peach Experiment (a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection), Puppy Pirates, The Quirks, and Disney’s Daring Dreamers Club. She has also published many other novels for middle-grade readers, including Moon Shadow and Controlled Burn. Erin’s favorite hobbies are reading, swimming, baking, exploring the woods, traveling with her family, and walking around Minneapolis lakes with her fluffy and mischievous dogs, Wally and Nutmeg. More information can be found at www.erinsoderberg.com.
"Told in third-person narration from a different child’s viewpoint in each chapter, the story is deliciously plotted and includes a lovely multigenerational aspect. . . . the story is by turns poignant, humorous, and empowering. . . . Heartwarming, lively, and sprinkled with poignant truths."—Kirkus Reviews
"A hilarious and heartwarming series of events as the family works to make the request a reality. . . . Freddy's black-and-white drawings, sketches, recipes, and lists of renovation projects . . . add humor and personality. While this is a sequel to When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Peach Pie, the book stands well on its own. . . . Hand to fans of the Vanderbeekers and other quirky family stories."—School Library Journal