GRAIN VALLEY, Kan. — The nostalgic and mouth-watering field harvest dinner scene in Grant Overstake’s new teen novel Maggie Vaults Over the Moon has been featured in the But What Are They Eating? blog, written by Shelley Workinger.
‘Maggie’ retells the story of Maggie Steele, a gritty farm girl who pours her broken heart into the daring and dangerous sport of pole-vaulting.
Kirkus Reviews says the novel “…exudes sweetness; in some ways, it feels as if it takes place in another era, as it lacks the dark edge seen in other popular young adult stories…”
A morsel of this story’s other-era sweetness can be tasted in a nostalgic food scene in which the stressed and grieving Steele family takes a break from a long day’s harvesting to savor a fresh, home-cooked dinner – transported from the farmhouse kitchen to a half-cut Kansas wheat field.