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Publisher Comments:

Every year my father and I plant a garden. Tomatoes, peppers, onions, marigold, and zinnias grow in neat, straight rows...and every spring my father tells me about Mr. Bellavista and the summer my father was ten. -From the book. That was the summer the boy lost a baseball under a tomato plant in Mr. Bellavista's garden. And someone tossed a tomato back instead of the baseball. A lively battle took place, which seemed like great fun at the time, but in the end Mr. Bellavista's garden had been destroyed. In a touching story of one boy's efforts to make amends, we see the rebuilding of a garden and the forming of a relationship across generations. With luminous, beautifully detailed watercolors, the artist has captured both the sadness and the quiet joy woven throughout the tale.

Synopsis:

A moving story of one boy's efforts to make amends after destroying a neighbor's garden.

About the Author

Pat Brisson is the author of Benny's Pennies, the Kate books, Hot Fudge Hero, and Wanda's Roses, an American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists."

Andrea Shine is the illustrator of Big Band Sound and The Faraway Drawer, both by Harriett Diller. She lives in Southampton, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781563978296
Author:
Shine, Andrea
Author:
Shine, Andrea
Publisher:
Boyds Mills Press
Location:
Honesdale, Pa.
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - Gardening
Subject:
Honesty
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Gardening
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper, Picture
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
19990901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from K up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
12 x 8.5 in 6 oz
Age Level:
05-08

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