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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (235 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Reynolds Gardiner Narrator: B. D. Wong Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Nine-year-old Allen Brewster has a fantastic idea that might even win the silver trophy at the science fair: human photosynthesis. He has several obstacles to overcome, but Allen persists in his mission by using the scientific method and finally comes up with a concoction that turns him into a human plant. He turns green, craves sunlight and water instead of food, and sprouts baby roots if he stands in mud too long. But then Allen is deemed a threat to national security, and his project is suddenly top secret.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is a very funny satire on bureaucracy versus creativity. It's a great read, too.”

    Childrens Literature

  • A New York Times Notable Book
  • A John Newberry Medal recipient

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by M & N | 1/22/2014

    " Such an awesome, awesome book! A boy who sets out to save his grandfathers farm by entering a race with his dog. A wonderful adventure but hold on to your seats because the author has a twist you won't be ready for! We weren't, that's for sure! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Isaac | 1/13/2014

    " Stone fox is very sad at the end and good for anyone at any age. its about a small boy that has to win a race to pay a tax collector. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kelly | 1/9/2014

    " Something I had to read for school. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Anna | 1/5/2014

    " I read it in school "

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About the Author
Author John Reynolds Gardiner

John Reynolds Gardiner, an engineer by profession, has also worked as a writer adapting children's stories for television. A native of Los Angeles, he has lived in West Germany, Central America, and the state of Idaho, where he first heard the legend that is the basis for Stone Fox, his first published work. He is also the author of Top Secret and General Butterfingers. Mr. Gardiner lives in Huntington Beach, California, with his wife, Gloria, and their three daughters: Carrie, Alicia, and Danielle.