The Banana Machine
by Alexander McCall Smith (Goodreads Author)
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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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!
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.
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...moreMore about Alexander McCall Smith...