A walk to the local sewage plant on Christmas Day might seem a little boring of a plot for The Qwikpick Papers – Poop Fountain!
A walk to the local sewage plant on Christmas Day might seem a little boring of a plot for The Qwikpick Papers – Poop Fountain! – but not when it involves the Qwikpick Adventure Society.
Since the society has only just formed, they figure they have to do something adventurous, only they aren’t sure what. All they do is sit around at a trailer park gas station playing Ms. Pac-Man and eating leftover biscuits. One day, in the only class which the three members of the society (Marilla, Dave, and Lyle) share, opportunity knocks. Or rather, is read to them by their classmate. They decide that their adventure will be to see the ‘Poop Fountain’ which shuts down at the end of the year.
The book tells the tale of the trio’s trip to the town’s sewage plant to see the giant poop squirter. After all, they’ll be some of the last people to ever see it! But, as with all adventures, they run into some trouble on the way…
The adventure which lies between the pages is based on a true story, when Crickenburg’s sewage plant actually did change the way the sewage was processed. And, as author Tom Angleberger (also the author of the Origami Yoda series) says in the introduction: “So I’ll stop now and let you start digging into … The Qwikpick Papers.”