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The gardener

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Farrar Straus Giroux,
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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.

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Level 3.9, 0.5 Points
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AD: Adult Directed 570L
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Grouped Work ID 84dd20cc-1eec-437e-e6ac-31982dfa781a
Grouping Title gardener
Grouping Author stewart sarah
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-07 23:28:34PM
Last Indexed 2018-08-14 01:32:38AM

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auth_author2 Small, David, 1945-
author Stewart, Sarah, 1939-
author2-role Small, David,1945-ill., Small, David,1945-|Illustrator
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display_description A series of letters relating what happens when, after her father loses his job, Lydia Grace goes to live with her Uncle Jim in the city but takes her love for gardening with her.
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subject_facet Caldecott Honor book -- 1998, Gardening -- Fiction, Gardening -- Juvenile fiction, Letters -- Fiction, Letters -- Juvenile fiction, Uncles -- Fiction
title_display The gardener
title_full The gardener / Sarah Stewart ; pictures by David Small
title_short The gardener
topic_facet Caldecott Honor book, Gardening, Letters, Uncles