Uncle Hubbard and the Burlap Sack tells the story of a small, curious girl named Mary growing up in small, rural Sullivan Hollow-a southern town that was a lovely place of hills, trees, and fields. Mary was surrounded by family and friends, including her neighbors and the students who rode the yellow school bus to school each day. Mary's family included four sisters, four brothers, her mom, her dad, and her grandfather. There was much work to do, and they did it as a group. They made sure that there was ample time to play with family and friends when the work was complete. During the summer months of June and July, they got to spend time with Uncle Hubbard. One day, Mary decided to surprise her favorite uncle; she was determined to repay him for playing a trick on her and her siblings. Uncle Hubbard and the Burlap Sack is a charming story of growing up in a small town surrounded by family and friends.