The Summer My Grandmother's Yard Tried to Kill Me (Paperback)

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The Summer My Grandmother’s Yard Tried to Kill Me is a neighborhood adventure filled with humor, mystery, and a message of acceptance. Readers of any age will love this eco-friendly tale, told from the point of view of a differently abled protagonist.


Fitting in is impossible for Peter Mulligan—the class “weirdo.” Bullies won’t accept his quirky sense of humor, his obsession with movies, or his autism spectrum disorder. At the end of the school year, an insensitive classmate picks on him during a state-wide exam. Peter has a tear-gushing meltdown in the middle of the test. After the incident, Peter’s parents send him to live with his no-nonsense grandmother on isolated Johnson Island for the summer. But something seems off. Peter discovers that the creatures featured in his favorite flicks are nothing compared to real-life monsters. Now, the weirdo must become the hero. If he doesn’t, Peter and his newfound friends will never save the island from sinister seed experiments gone very, very wrong!


About the Author

Harry Harvey is a English teacher in Point Pleasant, NJ.  This is his first book

Product Details
ISBN: 9781950423491
ISBN-10: 1950423492
Publisher: Xander Books
Publication Date: August 24th, 2021
Pages: 208
Language: English



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                                               New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools. 

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  • Charles Rosen
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