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The Banana Machine

3.64  ·  Rating Details  ·  25 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Patty lives with her Aunt Bat on a banana plantation in Jamaica. When Aunt Bat decides to sell the plantation, as bananas no longer make money, Patty is horrified. So she decides to invent a machine which will produce more exciting bananas to sell.
Paperback, Import, 96 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by Bloomsbury Books (first published January 1st 1994)
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Jun 01, 2016 Iain rated it liked it
Kids get a kick out of the strangest things... like a banana machine that makes bananas straight!
Good for the young ones, grades 3~4, my youngest students all seem to like it and so they read it.
Gives them a chance to learn about Jamaica as well, a little side project.
Aug 12, 2012 Rebecca rated it really liked it
this as best i can remember was the best book i read during my young childhood, i think i was about eight when i read this and i remember it being funny and i think i read it two or three times and it was one of the first chapter books i ever read! good for young readers!
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Jan 02, 2013 Moushumi Ghosh rated it really liked it
A thoroughly enjoyable children's read. The sensibility is English but set in Jamaica. McCall Smith's narration is just pure fun. Like all children you need to have a willing suspension of disbelief to understand the universe of the book. You will be all the more richer for it.
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Aug 08, 2016 Natarajan Tirunavukarasu rated it did not like it
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This book is really hilarious... fit for ages 7-11~ I love it! "what shape are bananas? What a question! Everybody knows that bananas are curved.'
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Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the international phenomenon The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie Series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, and the 44 Scotland Street series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served on many national and international bodies concerned with bioethics. He was born in what ...more
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