Author: Linda Lou Crosby
Genre: Young Adult, Humor, Short Stories
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Title: Adventures with Ragweed
Author: Linda Lou Crosby
Genre: Humor / YA / Short Stories
Whimsy – Humorous Tales of Adventure, Friendship and Outdoor Ventures
For Young Adult Readers and those young at Heart
Adventures with Ragweed is a collection of humorous short stories filled with adventure and family themes.
Ragweed is a tribute to the whimsical part of each of us. Follow this young teen and her best friend, Marney as they travel to Mexico for a fishing trip, where the family is to shoot a pilot for a television show, instead, find themselves in an unexpected sea storm.
Laugh out loud as Ragweed takes on the tennis elite at the country club or attempts to rearrange their perfectly cut lawns.
Always one to learn new things, this young freckled face gal with the unruly blonde hair, builds a float, rides a horse and grows a garden – always getting into unintentional trouble and conning her friends to partake. Each task done with her own unique vies of the world.
Light Hearted and Funny
These stories are meant to entertain. It’s difficult to narrow it down to one specific genre as the book is a collection of short stories suitable for young adults as well as for an older crowd with a sense of humor. Family Relationships, Friendships, Essays and Humor are categories all presented within the pages of this book.
If you like the outdoors you might enjoy reading about Ragweed’s horse riding exploits or her compost-creating stunts. She spends a great deal of time playing sports and in the garden. Most of the stories are based on the author’s own experiences when she was a young adult but some of us know that inner youth tends to follow us into adulthood – so if you have similar backgrounds, these tales will make you grin.
Adventures with Ragweed is a whimsical collection of humoristic stories fit for a younger audience. The genre says young adult, but I’m not sure if that’s not slightly too adult – I’d recommend this collection to lower and middle graders.
The adventures are fun, and range from Ragweed getting her own garden, to Ragweed frying eggs, to Ragweed going to Mexico. There’s a lot going on, and it’s all great fun. Each story is accompanied with wonderful, whimsical illustrations as well. The illustrations are really cool, and the illustrator obviously very talented.
The stories are unique and engaging, and I’m sure kids will love them.