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Where the Watermelons Grow

(2018)
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Fans of The Thing About Jellyfish and A Snicker of Magic will be swept away by Cindy Baldwin's debut middle-grade story about a girl coming to terms with her mother's mental illness.

When 12-year-old Della Kelly finds her mother furiously digging black seeds from a watermelon in the middle of the night and talking to people who aren't there, Della worries it's happening again - that the sickness that put her mama in the hospital four years ago is back. That her mama is going to be hospitalized for months like she was last time.

With her daddy struggling to save the farm and her mama in denial about what's happening, it's up to Della to heal her mama for good. She knows just how she'll do it: with a jar of the Bee Lady's magic honey, which has mended the wounds and woes of Maryville, North Carolina, for generations.

But when the Bee Lady says the solution might have less to do with fixing Mama's brain and more to do with healing her own heart, Della must learn that love means accepting her mama just as she is.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

July 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Where the Watermelons Grow
Author(s): Cindy Baldwin
ISBN: 0-06-266586-3 / 978-0-06-266586-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Paperback Editions

December 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Where the Watermelons Grow
Author(s): Cindy Baldwin
ISBN: 0-06-266587-1 / 978-0-06-266587-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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August 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Where the Watermelons Grow
Author(s): Cindy Baldwin
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August 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Where the Watermelons Grow
Author(s): Cindy Baldwin
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August 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Where the Watermelons Grow
Author(s): Cindy Baldwin
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Kindle Editions

July 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Where the Watermelons Grow
Author(s): Cindy Baldwin
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU