Weslandia Author:Paul R. Fleischman School is over and Wesley needs a summer project. Having learned that every civilization has a staple food crop, he decides to plant a garden and start his own—civilization, that is. He turns over a plot of earth in his yard, and plants begin to grow. Soon they tower above him and bear a curious-looking fruit. As Wesley experiments, he dis... more »covers that the plant will provide food, clothing, shelter, and even recreation. It isn't long before neighbors and classmates have developed more than an idle curiosity about Wesley and exactly how he is spending his summer vacation. Enter the witty, intriguing world of Weslandia.« less
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If you can't be a part of THEIR world, make one up for yourself and they will want to be in your world! I love the way this books teaches a sort of self reliance and a CAN do attitude. Recommend to children of all ages.