June 29, 1999
June 29, 1999

June 29, 1999, which happens to be a Tuesday, is a day no one will forget, especially Holly Evans. On that day, Holly, her town, and the country learn the results of her science project, sending seedlings aloft into the ionosphere: an invasion of giant vegetables. Broccoli falls from the sky, bracing itself in her backyard; turnips hit the trail in the Rocky Mountains; and lima beans land in Levittown. Holly never imagined the results would be so unprecedented in scale or so fantastical in scope. Wiesner’s wit and superbly detailed illustrations make it all seem somehow plausible.

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Cucumbers circle Kalamazoo Lima beans loom over Levittown Artichokes advance on Anchorage Parsnips pass by Providence