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The Gardener (Hardcover)

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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 g......more

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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.

Husband and wife duo Sarah Stewart and David Small have worked together on several picture books, including The Friend, The Money Tree, and The Library. The Gardener is a Caldecott Honor book. Small has also illustrated other books, including the 2001 Caldecott Medal winner So You Want to Be President?, by Judith St. George. Stewart and Small live in a historic home on a bend of the St. Joseph River in Michigan.

Author:
Stewart, Sarah
Series Title:
Caldecott Honor Book
Genre:
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Issues)
Audience:
Children/juvenile
Format:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Publisher:
Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publish Date:
08/30/1997
ISBN:
9780374325176
Height:
11.5 in
Wdth:
8.5 in
Thickness:
0.5 in
Unit weight:
0.95 lb
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  • This book will touch every gardener's heart. It is an absolute gem. Lydia Grace writes home that she "is using everything they taught her about beauty" to make a surprise for her Uncle Jim. And she does.

    Anonymous from Midland, MI USA, Jan 30, 2006

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