“Polly Peabody lives on a magical rhubarb farm where diamonds grow and rain falls on a schedule. But when the rain stops falling for
the first time in decades, the plants begin to wither and the tourists stop coming. Polly's belief in the magic has always been unwavering - is it enough to bring the farm (and her shaken family) back to life? The only thing more
magical than the rhubarb farm itself? This book.”
— Melissa Posten, Pudd'nhead Books, Webster Groves, MO
Eleven-year-old Polly Peabody needs to make it start raining again. It rains every Monday afternoon on her family's rhubarb farm, until one Monday, when 1:00 P.M. passes without one raindrop. And then Polly's brother gets sick. Polly has to figure out how everything is connected and make it rain before her Aunt Edith sells the farm. Maybe with the help of her best friend, a talking rhubarb plant named Harry, Polly can face her fears and uncover her family's magical secret.
About the Author
Kathleen Van Cleve lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
"Van Cleve+s debut is emotionally subtle and action packed with a highly memorable setting." -Publishers Weekly, starred review