How Martha Saved Her Parents From Green Beans by David LaRochelle
Posted on 03/26/2020
Book Cover of How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans

"It's funny, and I love it when she found the note on the wall, 'We have taken your parents. The beans'”

Janelle D.Alpine Crest Elementary 


How Martha Saved Her Parents From Green Beans by David LaRochelle is the Hamilton Book of the Week nominated by Alpine Crest Elementary School. Martha HATES green beans. When some mean green bandits stroll into town, anyone who ever said "Eat your green beans" is in big trouble. When the beans kidnap Martha's parents, Martha is forced to take action. She can think of only one way to stop the villainous veggies from taking over her town, and it’s not pretty or tasty. Featuring absurdly funny text and illustrations with attitude, this is a hilarious read for everyone – even the pickiest of eaters.


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"With a wacky premise and a perfect tone, this saga is sure to please vegetable haters everywhere." - School Library Journal


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Hamilton Book of the Week seeks to move Hamilton County Schools closer to district goals found in the Future Ready 2023 action plan.  We hope to encourage kids to read more books for fun by sharing books popular at area schools.  


Goals more students reading will address include:

  • Reading improvement will increase the number of students on-track or mastering English language arts
  • Improve the district ACT score to a district average of 21    
  • Reach the target goal of a 90 percent graduation rate by 2023