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The Busiest Street in Town

Illustrated by Sarah McMenemy
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

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The Busiest Street in Town coverAgatha May Walker does not want to live on the busiest street in town!

Rushmore Boulevard is the busiest street in town--until Agatha May Walker decides to do something about it. Armed with a batch of sweet and spicy gingersnaps, a wingback chair, a card table, and a Parcheesi set, Agatha and her best friend, Eulalie Scruggs, take to the street to reclaim it from the noisy cars, motorcycles, and giant trucks that rumble by all day long.

Can these lifelong friends convince their neighbors to stop and smell the honeysuckle, listen to the mariachi band, and best of all, sample the sweet and spicy gingersnaps?

"Genuinely inspiring."
--Publisher's Weekly

"Rockliff’s gentle and sweet-spirited story of urban transformation is nicely complemented by McMenemy’s brightly colored and energetic mixed-media pictures."

by Mara Rockliff
Picture Book
Alfred A. Knopf, 2009
ISBN 978-0-375-84020-3

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