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The gardener

by Stewart, Sarah, 1939-

Format: Book on CD 1998
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Audiovisual CD JE STE
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Audiovisual
Call Number  CD JE STE
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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 5^-8. Stewart's quiet story, relayed in the form of letters written by a little girl, focuses on a child who literally makes joy blossom. Small's illustrations are a bit more softly focused than usual, but they're still recognizably his, with wonderfully expressive characters, ink-line details, and patches of pastel. Their muted backgrounds convey perfectly the urban 1930s setting where most of the story takes place. When hard times hit her family, Lydia Grace is shipped off to stay with her somber, undemonstrative uncle who owns a city bakery. She makes the best of her stay by helping out and by pursuing her favorite pastime, gardening, a talent she uses to make her uncle smile--in a very unusual way. In the end, she receives not simply one reward for her kindness but two. --Stephanie Zvirin"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "To ease the Depression's burdens on her family, an irrepressible girl spends the summer with her dour baker uncle in the city. In a starred review, PW said that this Caldecott Honor book "speaks volumes about the vast impact one small individual can make." All ages. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Gardening -- Fiction.
Uncles -- Fiction.
Letters -- Fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher [Pine Plains, NY] :Live Oak Media,1998
Contributors Kelly-Young, Bonnie.
Small, David, 1945-
Participants/Performers Read by Bonnie Kelly-Young.
Language English
Notes Side 1 with page turn signals; side 2 no signals.
Compact disc.
Awards Caldecott Honor Book, 1998
Description 1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 pbk. (1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 28 cm)
ISBN 1591123127 (media kit)
0374425183 (pbk.) $
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