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Hurst, Carol Otis.
ROCKS IN HIS HEAD
New York : Greenwillow, 2001.
IL K-3, RL 2.6
Stevenson's cartoon-like watercolor and ink paintings tell the true story
of the author's father. He always collected rocks, ever since he was a
little boy. People told him he had rocks in his pockets and rocks in his
head. When he grew up, he built and ran a gas station that even had special
shelves to display all of his unusual carefully labeled rocks. Then the
Depression came and no one had money to buy gas and drive cars. Eventually,
he had to close his gas station and spend all of his time looking for odd
jobs. During rainy days he went to the science museum to examine the rock
collection in the glass cases. One day the director of the museum inquired
about his interest in rocks. Find out what happens next to a man who had
"rocks in his head and rocks in his pockets", who truly knew what he loved.
(Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania
Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2003-2004)
Rocks -- Collection and preservation -- Fiction.
Rock collectors -- Fiction.
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