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The rough patch

by Lies, Brian,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 44 Libraries 49 of 55 copies
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Andrew Bayne Memorial Library Picture Book E LIES
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Andrew Carnegie Free Library Juvenile Easy E LIES
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Avalon Public Library Childrens E LIE
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Baldwin Borough Library Picture Book J LIE
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library - Forest Hills Picture Books E Lie
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Children's Picture Books j FICTION Lies
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CLP - West End Children's Picture Books j FICTION Lies
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CLP - Woods Run Children's Picture Books j FICTION Lies
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Juvenile Picture Book J PIC Lies
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Childrens' Room E LIE
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Crafton Public Library Juvenile - Picture Books PICT F LIES 2018 CRAFTON 10/18
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Dormont Public Library Social SOCIAL LIES
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Green Tree Public Library Children's Easy E CAL LIE
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Hampton Community Library Juvenile Picture Book ANIMALS JPIC LIES
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Jefferson Hills Public Library Easy Fiction E FIC LIE
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E LIES
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Parent-Teacher j 155.937 Lie P-T
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC LIES
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Easy Fiction E LIE
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile Easys E j LIE
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Picture Book Juv Pict Lie
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Robinson Library Juvenile Picture Books PICT FIC LIES
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Western Allegheny Community Library Picture Book JP PIC LIES
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Wilkinsburg Public Library Picture Books E LIE EMOTIONS
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Wilkinsburg Public Library - Eastridge Picture Books E LIE EMOTIONS
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Summary

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

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Farmer Evan, portrayed as a fox in overalls, has a dog. Constant companions, they enjoy playing games, taking hikes, and working in the garden. But after the dog's death, Evan feels that nothing will be quite the same and so hacks his beloved garden to bits. Time passes. Weeds move in, and he lets the itchy, spiky-looking ones stay. He begins to tend a prickly vine, which eventually produces an enormous pumpkin. Feeling an old, familiar sense of excitement, Evan hauls his pumpkin to the local fair, where he enjoys the food, the games, and talking with old friends. His pumpkin wins him a prize: $10 or a puppy. He drives home with a new companion. Spare and beautifully phrased, the story is well told in the text. But Evan's emotions are most vividly conveyed in the artwork, created with acrylics, oils, and colored pencils. In the graveside scene, a shadow literally falls over Evan, while on the facing page, the phrase and nothing was the same appears on a light gray background, encroached by looming, chaotic darkness. Lies' rich colors and expressive use of light are evident throughout this picture book, which acknowledges grief and delivers a hopeful message with subtlety, empathy, and eloquence.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The polished, jaunty spreads that open this story by Lies (Gator Dad) give little hint of the deep emotion to come. Evan, a fox, cuts a handsome figure in his overalls and wire-rimmed spectacles, and he and his beloved black-and-white dog are always together. They drive in Evan's red farm truck and play games, "But what they loved the most was working in Evan's magnificent garden," a lush, fertile enclosure studded with neat trellises. Then, two terrible things happen: Evan's dog dies-readers see the fox slumped over the hound's body-and in his grief, Evan destroys his garden, swinging a hoe that fells the plants and snaps the trellises in two. The story of how Evan finds his way through his grief rings true, and Lies's atmospherically lit, exquisitely drafted paintings will absorb readers as they trace Evan's journey through mourning. Some sensitive readers may draw back from tragedy this stark, but others will be fascinated by Evan's mysterious world, in which pumpkins grow into prize-winning behemoths and rubber boots come specially made for fox feet. Ages 4-8. Agent: Erin Murphy, Erin Murphy Literary Agency. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Farmers -- Juvenile fiction.
Loss (Psychology) -- Juvenile fiction.
Gardens -- Juvenile fiction.
Dogs -- Juvenile fiction.
Farm life -- Juvenile fiction.
Farmers -- Fiction.
Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Gardens -- Fiction.
Dogs -- Fiction.
Farm life -- Fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :2018
Edition First edition.
Language English
Awards Caldecott Honor Book, 2019
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 30 cm
ISBN 9780062671271
0062671278
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