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October 23, 2018 • Page 10 shop online at www.missourivalleyshopper.com The Bookworm ... For Young Readers Hard Work Pays Off Big In ‘No Small Potatoes’ “No Small Potatoes: Junius G. Groves and His Kingdom in Kansas” by Tonya Bolden, illustrated by Don Tate; © 2018, Knopf; 40 pages ——— BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Hard work pays off. Your parents have said that; your teachers, too. Stop messin’, start paying attention, knuckle down, do your work, and see what happens. Hard work pays off, and in the new book “No Small Potatoes” by Tonya Bolden, illustrated by Don Tate, hard work grows an empire. Forty cents a day. That’s how much Junius G. Groves made at his first paid job. Before that, he worked for no pay because he was born a slave in Kentucky, but as soon as “freedom came,” he headed west. He was about 20 years old then, and strong: some say he walked the whole way to Kansas, more than 500 miles! When he got to the Great Kew Valley, he landed a job for 40 cents a day. Junius G. worked hard and soon he was making 75 cents a day. Then he was appointed foreman and started making $1.25. He saved some of his money and he used the rest to rent farmland, where he and his wife, Mathilda, planted potatoes and chopped wood for sale, so that they could save even more money. Junius G., you see, had a big dream. A plot of land near Edwardsville, Kansas, was for sale and Junius wanted it. Problem was, those 80 acres cost more than all the Meridian Cycles Downtown Motorcycle Sales and Service Who we are & what we offer…. Drag Specialties and V-Twin Parts and accessory dealer. Service items including tires, filters, lubricants, brake pads, gaskets, batteries, spark plugs and much more in stock for all brands. Many custom Harley Davidson accessories in stock. Presently have over 40 vintage motorcycles for sale. Engine rebuilds and Harley performance modifications done in the offseason. Call 605-680-4545 for an appointment. 101 Douglas Ave • Yankton, SD 57078 BJ Weins • 605-680-4545 money the Groveses had. That bothered Junius G. but what could he do, except to go into debt? He moved to the land, promising that he would pay the loan off in one year — and he got to work. First, there was a house to build. There was a forest to clear, so he could plant more potatoes. The Groveses had children to raise by then and the kids pitched in. In a year’s time, they paid every penny they owed and you know what they did then …? By 1902, Junius G. was known as “Potato King of the World.” He sent potatoes north to Canada and south to Mexico. He grew so many potatoes that the railroad built a “hub” to him. He eventually “grew jobs,” 10 RON’S AUTO GLASS We Supply & Install • Auto • Home • Commercial children, a community and a church. This sounds like a wonderful little life-lesson fable, doesn’t it? A nice tale to encourage industriousness, right? Except that “No Small Potatoes” is a true story. It’s a delightful one, at that. Author Tonya Bolden shares this hidden tale in a most unique way: her story weaves between the words of Junius G. Groves himself, which shows his strength and ways of thinking. That determination is told as though it’s no big deal, but kids will know better; it truly helps that the story, on Bolden’s side, is made completely relatable through words and language that a child might use, while artwork by Don Tate makes it feel comfortable. Will you want fries with that? Maybe, because this book will also speak to young foodies who could eat spuds at every meal, as well as 4- to 8-year-olds who enjoy hidden tales. If that’s your child, finding “No Small Potatoes” will really pay off. New At The Library Here’s what’s new at the Yankton Community Library this week: ADULT BOOKS • An Act of Villainy by Ashley Weaver, fiction • Aunt Dimity & the King’s Ransom by Nancy Atherton, fiction • Antiques Fate by Barbara Allan, fiction • Death in the Floating City by Tasha Alexander, fiction • Fade to Black by Heather Graham, fiction • How Secrets Die by Marta Perry, fiction • Hitting the Books by Jenn McKinlay, fiction ——— Did you know that you can reserve an item from home? Staff will then notify you as soon as the item is available! Tickets To Go On Sale For MMC Musical Tickets for Mount Marty College Performing Arts’ production of “9 to 5 The Musical” are available beginning Monday, Oct. 22. Performances will be held Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 1-3, at 7:30 p.m., followed by a Sunday matinee Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. Based on the 1980 movie with the same name, the musical features the music and lyrics by Dolly Parton with book by Patricia Resnick. “9 to 5 The Musical,” rated PG-13 for language and innuendo, follows the story of three female secretaries as they seek revenge on their “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical, bigot” boss. To reserve seats, visit the box office (located in the Roncalli building across from The Raven) or call 668-1234 from noon-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, email your request to mmcboxoffice@mtmc.edu, or order your tickets on-line at www.mtmc.edu/boxoffice. For more information, call 605-668-1533 or 605-668-1267. “9 to 5 The Musical” is sponsored by Scott Family Dentistry. Freeman Winter Fair Planned Oct. 27 FREEMAN — The Freeman Winter Fair will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Freeman Public School. The fair will feature all kinds of vendors with a vast array of articles. There will be a concession stand open all day. Door prizes will be drawn throughout the day. This year funds will be directed toward Community Caring. Organizers feel that there is a need to give to several different areas in the community and are open to any suggestions from the community. As in past years, fair organizers rely on the generosity of the community for donations. Donations of pies and bars are greatly needed. Organizers are looking at entertainment but do not have a commitment yet. More information will be made available when details are finalized. Booths are still available. For more information on booths or donating time or food, contact Gladys at 925-7680 (after 5 p.m.) or Janette at 925-7732. VCT Auditions For ‘Christmas Carol’ Set VERMILLION — Vermillion Community Theatre in partnership with the Vermillion High School Theatre Boosters has scheduled auditions for Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2:30 at the Vermillion High School Theatre. There will be parts for 4-6 children and 10-15 adult actors to play a variety of supporting roles. No preparations are necessary. Actors are asked to bring their creativity and Christmas spirit. Additional information and forms can be found on the website: vermillioncommunitytheatre.org. This is an original production of the classic “A Christmas Carol.” It will be directed by Mary Begley with dramaturgy by Steve Miller and Mary Begley. The show will be staged as an improvisational, progressive dinner theatre on Dec. 14-15 with the possibility of a matinee on Dec. 16. 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