The book “The Great Grain Elevator Incident” is a young adult novel by Kevin Miller, book 4 of a series set in the fictional town of Milligan Creek. This book is not specifically about grain elevators but they are prominently featured throughout the book.
The book follows four boys as they “concoct a wild scheme to save their grain elevators”. It follows a familiar real-life theme of a grain elevator company planning to build a large concrete grain terminal outside of town that will make the town’s historic elevators obsolete.
I received this book from the author as a review copy. I enjoyed reading the book and finished it in a couple of hours. The book reads well and the story moves right along, with a few interesting turns that I did not expect. It is not necessary to read the first three books in the series.
The cover illustration was made by Kierston Vande Krats.
The book reminded me in some ways of the well-known Encyclopedia Brown series, with a group of friends working to solve a problem.
I’d recommend this book to anyone with kids in the 8-12 year range, or even for older children or those of us who are “young at heart”.
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