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Written by Paul Fleischman
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ISBN-10: 0763600067
ISBN-13: 9780763600068
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author: Paul Fleischman
illustrator: Kevin Hawkes

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 discovers 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.

Weslandia honors the misfits and the creators among us.
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0763600067 /  9780763600068
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Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
4 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 10 5/8" x 9 1/4"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 3
Nature & The Natural World; Fantasy & Magic; Social Issues;
author’s comments:
Paul Fleischman, like Wesley, constructed his own alternate world during his school years.
illustrator’s comments:
Kevin Hawkes says that Wesley's world reminded him of Robinson Crusoe, one of his favorite books as a child.
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