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National Agriculture in the Classroom

Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix

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Pat Zietlow Miller

Sophie's Squash

On a trip to the farmers' market with her parents, Sophie chooses a squash, but instead of letting her mom cook it, she names it Bernice. From then on, Sophie brings Bernice everywhere, despite her parents' gentle warnings that Bernice will begin to rot. As winter nears, Sophie does start to notice changes.... What's a girl to do when the squash she loves is in trouble?

Pat Zietlow Miller
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