A new quirky-funny book from the author of Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer about a boy whose plans for the summer go sideways when the ghost of his great-great-grandmother demands his attention.
HD Schenk is a maker--an inventor, someone who builds cool stuff. He's got a plan for the summer: he'll build his own computer and enter it in the county fair. Then everyone will know who he is and what he can do.
To earn enough money for the parts he'll need, HD has promised to clear out his uncle's overflowing basement. No big deal, right? But there's more in that basement than HD bargained for. On his first trip down there, a voice only he can hear starts talking to him. About...sauerkraut?
Who knew the ghost of his great-great-grandmother was haunting an old pickling crock? She's got a grand plan, too. She wants HD to help make her famous recipe for sauerkraut and enter it in the county fair so that she can be declared pickle queen.
After some initial shock, HD is willing enough to help. This ghost is family, after all. But only HD can really see and hear his Oma, which is going to make it hard for her to win on her own...
Kelly Jones spins a wonderfully goofy ghost tale that celebrates creative problem solving, family ties, and makers of every variety.
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"Narrator Ron Butler brims with enthusiasm as he delivers this story about family, friendship, and the power of the imagination. Hans Dieter (HD) Schenk just wants to earn money to build a computer by cleaning out his uncle's basement. When he discovers an old pickling crock, he connects with the ghost of his great-great-grandmother. Butler delivers a thoroughly charming performance as HD, a young man bubbling over with scientific curiosity and a love of comic books. HD's Oma is a delight as well, her pitch-perfect German accent and sensible pronouncements setting up an ideal contrast to her ghostly status. As HD's family and friends join forces to make Oma's traditional sauerkraut a county fair success, listeners will delight in this joyful tale. N.M. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"
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