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Publisher Comments:

Lydia Grace Finch brings a suitcase full of seeds to the big gray city, where she goes to stay with her Uncle Jim, a cantankerous baker. There she initiates a gradual transformation, bit by bit brightening the shop and bringing smiles to customers' faces with the flowers she grows. But it is in a secret place that Lydia Grace works on her masterpiece — an ambitious rooftop garden — which she hopes will make even Uncle Jim smile. Sarah Stewart introduces readers to an engaging and determined young heroine, whose story is told through letters written home, while David Small's illustrations beautifully evoke the Depression-era setting.

Review:

"[An] inspiring offering from creative collaborators..." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"A moving, wonderfully rich illustrated story. It is that rarity, a pictorial delight that in 20 double pages gives more and more of itself each time it's read, and whose silent complexities reveal themselves with continuing pleasure." The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"[A] lovely story exemplifying the old adage, 'Brighten the corner where you are,' and a good introduction to the epistolary form of storytelling. Small's marvelous pictures show the city in all its gritty variety..." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"This is a story to share one-on-one, talking about the pictures together and then poring over the details alone." School Library Journal

Review:

"[The] muted backgrounds convey perfectly the urban 1930s setting where most of the story takes place." Booklist

Synopsis:

After leaving her Depression-ridden home to live with Uncle Jim in the city, young Lydia Grace sees many empty window boxes and works hard to fill them all with beautiful flowers. A Caldecott Honor Book, ALA Notable, IRA Teachers' Choice, Publisher's Weekly and School Library Journal Best Books of the Year. Full-color illustrations.

Synopsis:

When the Depression hits her family, Lydia Grace, 10, leaves her snug rural home and journeys to a nearby city to live with dour Uncle Jim. But Lydia is a resilient child and when she sees empty window boxes, she makes plans to fill them with flowers.

Synopsis:

By the author-and-illustrator team of the bestselling The Library

Lydia Grace Finch brings a suitcase full of seeds to the big gray city, where she goes to stay with her Uncle Jim, a cantankerous baker. There she initiates a gradual transformation, bit by bit brightening the shop and bringing smiles to customers' faces with the flowers she grows. But it is in a secret place that Lydia Grace works on her masterpiece — an ambitious rooftop garden — which she hopes will make even Uncle Jim smile. Sarah Stewart introduces readers to an engaging and determined young heroine, whose story is told through letters written home, while David Small's illustrations beautifully evoke the Depression-era setting.

About the Author

Sarah Stewart is the author of The Money Tree and The Library.

Her husband, David Small, illustrated those books as well as many others, including George Washington's Cows and Fenwick's Suit. Ms. Stewart and Mr. Small live in Michigan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374425180
Author:
Sarah Stewart and David Small
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Illustrator:
Small, David
Author:
Stewart, Sarah
Author:
Small, David
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Gardening
Subject:
Lifestyles - City Life
Subject:
Letters
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - Gardening
Subject:
Uncles
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Lifestyles - City & Town Life
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Girls & Women
Edition Number:
Sunburst ed.
Edition Description:
Picture Book
Series:
Sunburst Books
Series Volume:
no. 36
Publication Date:
20000415
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color pictures throughout
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
8 3/8 x 10 3/4
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
05-09

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Product details 40 pages Farrar Straus Giroux - English 9780374425180 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[An] inspiring offering from creative collaborators..."
"Review" by , "A moving, wonderfully rich illustrated story. It is that rarity, a pictorial delight that in 20 double pages gives more and more of itself each time it's read, and whose silent complexities reveal themselves with continuing pleasure."
"Review" by , "[A] lovely story exemplifying the old adage, 'Brighten the corner where you are,' and a good introduction to the epistolary form of storytelling. Small's marvelous pictures show the city in all its gritty variety..."
"Review" by , "This is a story to share one-on-one, talking about the pictures together and then poring over the details alone."
"Review" by , "[The] muted backgrounds convey perfectly the urban 1930s setting where most of the story takes place."
"Synopsis" by , After leaving her Depression-ridden home to live with Uncle Jim in the city, young Lydia Grace sees many empty window boxes and works hard to fill them all with beautiful flowers. A Caldecott Honor Book, ALA Notable, IRA Teachers' Choice, Publisher's Weekly and School Library Journal Best Books of the Year. Full-color illustrations.
"Synopsis" by , When the Depression hits her family, Lydia Grace, 10, leaves her snug rural home and journeys to a nearby city to live with dour Uncle Jim. But Lydia is a resilient child and when she sees empty window boxes, she makes plans to fill them with flowers.
"Synopsis" by ,
By the author-and-illustrator team of the bestselling The Library

Lydia Grace Finch brings a suitcase full of seeds to the big gray city, where she goes to stay with her Uncle Jim, a cantankerous baker. There she initiates a gradual transformation, bit by bit brightening the shop and bringing smiles to customers' faces with the flowers she grows. But it is in a secret place that Lydia Grace works on her masterpiece — an ambitious rooftop garden — which she hopes will make even Uncle Jim smile. Sarah Stewart introduces readers to an engaging and determined young heroine, whose story is told through letters written home, while David Small's illustrations beautifully evoke the Depression-era setting.

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