The rough patch

Book Cover
Average Rating
Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,
Pub. Date:
First edition.

A Caldecott Honor Book

An ALA Notable Book

A breathtakingly beautiful and luminescent book that is pitch-perfect for anyone of any age who has experienced any type of loss or disappointment, from New York Times-bestselling picture book creator Brian Lies.

New York Times-bestselling author-illustrator Brian Lies has created a beautiful, accessible, and deeply personal story about friendship, loss, and renewal. The Rough Patch was awarded a Caldecott Honor and features stunning paintings from the award-winning creator of Bats at the Beach.

Evan and his dog do everything together, from eating ice cream to caring for their prize-winning garden, which grows big and beautiful. One day the unthinkable happens: Evan's dog dies. Heartbroken, Evan destroys the garden and everything in it. The ground becomes overgrown with prickly weeds and thorns, and Evan embraces the chaos.

But beauty grows in the darkest of places, and when a twisting vine turns into an immense pumpkin, Evan is drawn out of his isolation and back to the county fair, where friendships--old and new--await.

A deeply hopeful and positive book, The Rough Patch was awarded a Caldecott Honor and is a story about love, loss, and hope, and the healing power of friendship and nature. "Weepy and wonderful."--Wall Street Journal

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reading Level:
Level 2.8, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 580L
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 593edf8c-0550-61ee-e596-f2e26dc53414
Grouping Title rough patch
Grouping Author lies brian
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-03-20 23:35:14PM
Last Indexed 2019-03-20 12:58:28PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level LG
accelerated_reader_point_value 0.5
accelerated_reader_reading_level 2.8
author Lies, Brian,
author_display Lies, Brian
collection_catalog Easy
detailed_location_catalog Bellevue - Kids Easy, Edmondson Pike - Kids Easy, Green Hills - Kids Easy, Hermitage - Kids Easy, Inglewood - Kids Easy, Main Library - Kids Easy, Richland Park - Kids Easy
display_description Farmer Evan and his dog do everything together and, especially, in the garden but when his dog passes away Evan lets his garden fill with weeds until a pumpkin vine brings new hope.
format_catalog Book
format_category_catalog Books
id 593edf8c-0550-61ee-e596-f2e26dc53414
isbn 9780062671271
item_details ils:CARL0000736018|35192050811367|Bellevue - Kids Easy|E Lies|||1|false|false|||||In Transit for Hold||BL||, ils:CARL0000736018|35192050811375|Edmondson Pike - Kids Easy|E Lies|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||EP||, ils:CARL0000736018|35192050811383|Green Hills - Kids Easy|E Lies|||1|false|false|||||On Hold Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000736018|35192050811391|Hermitage - Kids Easy|E Lies|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||HM||, ils:CARL0000736018|35192050811409|Inglewood - Kids Easy|E Lies|||1|false|false|||||On Hold Shelf||IN||, ils:CARL0000736018|35192050811417|Main Library - Kids Easy|E Lies|||1|false|false|||||On Hold Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000736018|35192050811425|Richland Park - Kids Easy|E Lies|||1|false|false|||||On Hold Shelf||RP||, ils:CARL0000736018|B00792631|Goodlettsville Middle - Teen Everyone|E Lie|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4B355||, ils:CARL0000736018|B00792667|Bellevue Middle - Teen Everyone|E Lie|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||44130||, ils:CARL0000736018|B00792697|McKissack Middle - Teen Everyone|E Lie|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4J535||, ils:CARL0000736018|B00792728|Croft Middle - Teen Everyone|E Lie|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||45238||, ils:CARL0000736018|B00792779|Dupont Tyler Middle - Teen Everyone|E Lie|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||48275||, ils:CARL0000736018|B00792792|Apollo Middle - Teen Everyone|E Lie|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4P577||, ils:CARL0000736018|B00792846|Two Rivers Middle - Teen Everyone|E Lie|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4U730||, ils:CARL0000736018|B00792869|West End Middle - Teen Everyone|E Lie|||1|false|false|||||In Processing||4V770||, ils:CARL0000736018|B00792901|Litton Middle - Teen Everyone|E Lie|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4I510||, ils:CARL0000736018|B00792911|Wright Middle - Teen Everyone|E Lie|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4X805||, ils:CARL0000736018|B00792933|McGavock High - Teen Everyone|E Lie|||1|false|false|||||In Processing||6D532||, ils:CARL0000736018|B00793177|J.T. Moore Middle - Teen Everyone|E Lie|||1|false|false|||||In Processing||4O563||, ils:CARL0000736018|FF00165337|Jones Paideia Magnet Elementary - Everyone|E Lie|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||23485||, ils:CARL0000736018|QQ00328531|Cockrill Elementary - Everyone|E Lie|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||1A215||, ils:CARL0000736018|QQ00355402|Thomas A. Edison Elementary - Everyone|E LIE|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2D575||, ils:CARL0000736018|QQ00355404|Alex Green Elementary - Everyone|E LIE|||1|false|false|||||In Processing||1T375||, ils:CARL0000736018|QQ00355426|Tom Joy Elementary - Everyone|E LIE|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||24495||, ils:CARL0000736018|QQ00355428|Old Center Elementary - Everyone|E LIE|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2H610||, ils:CARL0000736018|QQ00355430|Paragon Mills Elementary - Everyone|E LIE|||1|false|false|||||In Processing||2I618||, ils:CARL0000736018|QQ00355432|Stanford Montessori Elementary - Everyone|E LIE|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2Q690||, ils:CARL0000736018|QQ00355767|Amqui Elementary - Everyone|E LIE|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||10105||, ils:CARL0000736018|QQ00355771|Charlotte Park Elementary - Everyone|E LIE|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||19205||, ils:CARL0000736018|QQ00355776|Eakin Elementary - Everyone|E LIE|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||1H280||, ils:CARL0000736018|QQ00355784|Glenview Elementary - Everyone|E LIE|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||1P345||, ils:CARL0000736018|QQ00355789|Harpeth Valley Elementary - Everyone|E LIE|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||1V395||, ils:CARL0000736018|QQ00355790|Harpeth Valley Elementary - Everyone|E LIE|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||1V395||, ils:CARL0000736018|QQ00355793|Haywood Elementary - Everyone|E LIE|||1|false|false|||||In Processing||1W405||, ils:CARL0000736018|QQ00355795|Hermitage Elementary - Everyone|E LIE|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||1X415||, ils:CARL0000736018|QQ00355799|Hickman Elementary - Everyone|E LIE|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||1Y420||, ils:CARL0000736018|QQ00355803|Hull-Jackson Montessori - Everyone|E LIE|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||1Z451||, ils:CARL0000736018|QQ00355807|A. Z. Kelley Elementary - Everyone|E LIE|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||25496||, ils:CARL0000736018|QQ00355810|Moss Elementary - Everyone|E LIE|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||1J310||, ils:CARL0000736018|QQ00355812|Mt. View Elementary - Everyone|E LIE|||1|false|false|||||In Processing||2E576||, ils:CARL0000736018|QQ00355813|Mt. View Elementary - Everyone|E LIE|||1|false|false|||||In Processing||2E576||, ils:CARL0000736018|QQ00355824|Park Avenue Elementary - Everyone|E LIE|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2J620||, ils:CARL0000736018|QQ00355828|Stratton Elementary - Everyone|E LIE|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2R710||, ils:CARL0000736018|QQ00355834|Murrell @ Glenn - Teen Everyone|E LIE|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||75585||, ils:CARL0000736018|QQ00357058|Apollo Middle - Teen Everyone|E LIE|||1|false|false|||||In Processing||4P577||, ils:CARL0000736018|QQ00357184|Joelton Elementary - Everyone|E LIE|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||22465||, ils:CARL0000736018|TT00011239|Cole Elementary - Everyone|E Lie|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||1B225||, ils:CARL0000736018|TT00014188|Cora Howe School - Teen Everyone|E Lie|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||68448||, ils:CARL0000736018|TT00015177|Paragon Mills Elementary - Everyone|E LIE|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||2I618||, ils:CARL0000736018|TT00015344|Glenview Elementary - Everyone|E Lie|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||1P345||, ils:CARL0000736018|TT00015687|Cumberland Elementary - Everyone|E LIE|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||1E240||
itype_catalog Book
last_indexed 2019-03-20T17:58:28.885Z
lexile_code AD: Adult Directed
lexile_score 580
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog E Lies
local_time_since_added_catalog Year
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Inglewood, Main Kids, Main Library, Richland Park
primary_isbn 9780062671271
publishDate 2018
record_details ils:CARL0000736018|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,|[2018]|1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000736018 35192050811409 Checked Out On Hold Shelf false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000736018 35192050811425 Checked Out On Hold Shelf false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000736018 35192050811383 Checked Out On Hold Shelf false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000736018 35192050811375 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000736018 35192050811417 Checked Out On Hold Shelf false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000736018 35192050811367 Checked Out In Transit for Hold false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000736018 35192050811391 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
subject_facet Dogs -- Juvenile fiction, Farm life -- Juvenile fiction, Gardens -- Juvenile fiction, Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction, Loss (Psychology) -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The rough patch
title_full The rough patch / written and illustrated by Brian Lies
title_short The rough patch
topic_facet Dogs, Farm life, Gardens, Loss (Psychology)