the interesting thing that happened at PERFECT ACRES, INC.
About the Book
Perfecta Jones is hemmed in by boring houses that to her are no more exciting than shoes boxes. She must obey ridiculous rules of the owner, Mr. Droopert P. Snoot, who has no use for children. On one magical night, Perfecta enters the house across the street, the only one not owned by Mr. Snoot. What happens to her there is an adventure that will change her life!
"Characters reminiscent of Roald Dahl"-ALA Booklist
"Sets up nasty, convention-bound adults against the free-wheeling imagination of childhood to a surprisingly moving ending."-Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
About the Author
Barbara Brooks Wallace claims not to be a mystery writer, even though she is a two-time winner of the Mystery Writers of America EDGAR award for The Twin in the Tavern and Sparrows in the Scullery. These and her other Victorian mysteries are often described as ?Dickensian?. Peppermints in the Parlor was the first of these, and remains a runaway favorite.