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

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.

The Gardener is a 1997 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and a 1998 Caldecott Honor Book.

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.

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:
9780312367497
Author:
Sarah Stewart and David Small
Publisher:
Square Fish
Illustrator:
Small, David
Author:
Stewart, Sarah
Author:
Small, David
Subject:
General
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Lifestyles - City & Town Life
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Subject:
Family - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture Book
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes full-color illustrations throug
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.76 x 8.22 x 0.14 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 40 pages Square Fish - English 9780312367497 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[An] inspiring offering from creative collaborators..."
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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.

The Gardener is a 1997 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and a 1998 Caldecott Honor Book.

"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.
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