What's the Name of That Book??? discussion

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UNSOLVED: One specific book > YA Mystery: Man Eating Plant in back of Flower Shop

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message 1: by Aurora (new)

Aurora Walchak-arndt | 1 comments I believe the boy in the book stumbles upon a huge greenhouse owned by a guy that runs a flower shop. In the back of the greenhouse is a giant like venus fly trap but the plant eats people and tells the flower shop owner 'Feed Me'.

If I recall correctly, the boys mom is a seamstress as well.

I would have heard the book on tape in the mid-90s, so the book could be from around then or even the 80s. The cover shows the killer plant and smaller, normal plants around it.


message 2: by Paige (last edited Apr 02, 2019 09:26AM) (new)

Paige | 593 comments I remember a lot of that from the movie/musical Little Shop of Horrors, but so far, I haven't found a book the movie/musical is based on.

Also I don't remember Seymour's mom being a seamstress. But most of the rest spot-on matches.

EDITED to add:
IMDB indicates that there is speculation that it may be based on
Green Thoughts & Other Stories
or
The Reluctant Orchid

A kids book with a similar idea/theme would be:
The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks
and
The Return of the Plant That Ate Dirty Socks

Also, you might want to check out this list:
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/3...


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