Garbage Juice for Breakfast
Patricia Reilly Giff
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Dawn Bosco races to find a treasure at Camp Wild-in-the-Woods
She is a terrific detective, but Dawn Bosco doesn’t want anyone at Camp Wild-in-the-Woods to find out that she is secretly afraid of horses. Even Jill Simon isn’t afraid of horses, and she cries all the time.
Then Miss Perry, the counselor, announces that there will be a treasure hunt! Dawn knows she can beat Lizzie Lee, the Cool Cat Detective, to the prize. But she might have to face her fear to get there.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Patricia Reilly Giff including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
“In uncommon sympathy with her audience, Giff gets right to the heart of grade-schoolers’ priorities.” —Publishers Weekly
“Handling difficult subjects with sensitivity is Mrs. Giff’s specialty.” —The New York Times
“Just the stuff for reluctant or newly independent readers.” —School Library Journal
“Giff writes about the concerns of second and third graders with a sure hand.” —School Library Journal
“An affectionate picture of lower elementary students making their way through the ups and downs of classroom life.” —Booklist
Patricia Reilly Giff (b. 1935) grew up in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of the popular Polk Street Mystery series, as well as several award-winning novels for middle-grade readers. After graduating from Marymount College, Giff taught reading for twenty years before writing her first novel. Many of her books are ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Books and ALA-YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, including Lily’s Crossing and Pictures of Hollis Woods, for which Giff won Newbery Honors. Giff lives in Weston, Connecticut, with her husband.
Blanche Sims was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She has worked as an illustrator for young people’s art at Famous Artists School and later at Xerox in the art department. Then she became a children’s book illustrator. Among the many books she has illustrated is the Polk Street series. Sims lives in Sandy Hook, CT.