Jackson Jones and the curse of the outlaw rose

by Quattlebaum, Mary.

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
CLP - East Liberty Children's Fiction Collection j Fic Quattleb
Location  CLP - East Liberty
Collection  Children's Fiction Collection
Call Number  j Fic Quattleb
Jackson Jones can't get away from roses. First his mother got him a plot at Rooter's, a community garden, where Jackson planted a rosebush of thorns and no blooms. Now Mr. K., a fellow gardener, enlists Jackson's help to rustle up some hardier, prettier, sweeter-smelling old-time roses. The kind that grow in cemeteries! But no sooner do Jackson and his good friend, Reuben, take the rose cutting home than Reuben's gloom-and-doom talk of curses seems real. Broken bones. Poison ivy. Stinging bees. Jackson doesn't want to believe that anyone who comes in contact with the cemetery roses or cut twig suffers any of these consequences. But could it be that by taking the cutting, Jackson places his friends, Rooter's, and even himself--gulp!--under the curse of the outlaw rose?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In a lively companion to Jackson Jones and the Puddle of Thorns (1994), which won the Marguerite de Angeli prize, Jackson, 10, and his friends are continuing to work on their plot in an inner-city community garden. This time, however, things get shivery when Jackson takes a rose twig from an abandoned cemetery. Suddenly bad things begin to happen. Is there a curse on those who rustle rare, old-time roses? Why is a huge bee following the kids? Once again Jackson's wry contemporary narrative packs exciting facts about plants and how they grow into a warm story of friends and neighbors. --Hazel Rochman Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Blessing and cursing -- Fiction.
Roses -- Fiction.
Community gardens -- Fiction.
Gardening -- Fiction.
Single-parent families -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Delacorte Press,2006
Other Titles Curse of the outlaw rose
Language English
Description 100 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780385733496
9780385903653 (GLB)
0385903650 (GLB)
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