Jackson Jones can't believe the news: the community garden where he's spent months watering, weeding, and waiting for his thorny rosebush to bloom is going to be bulldozed by big city developers. It can't be! Not now that the garden means something to him. Not now that he likes hanging out with the neighbors who tend their own plots.
So with unasked-for help from well-meaning friends-- and going to great lengths to avoid a fearsome bully who loves to taunt him--Jackson sets out to save Rooter's. But coming up with a winning strategy isn't easy. ...
For ages 8 to 11.
(From the Chapter Books shelf.)