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The Gardener

Stewart, Sarah. Book - 1997 E STE, R Caldecott Honor 1998, Kids Book / Picture Books / General / Stewart, Sarah 3 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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Call Number: E STE, R Caldecott Honor 1998, Kids Book / Picture Books / General / Stewart, Sarah
On Shelf At: Downtown Library, Pittsfield Branch, Traverwood Branch

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Youth level.
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.

COMMUNITY REVIEWS

Letters submitted by r-chopra on July 20, 2012, 12:00pm Chk out letters. Super cool !

Favorite Book submitted by Berryak on July 20, 2014, 9:44am This is one of my favorites of all time. Written in epistolary format, it details a little girl's extended visit to the city to live with her uncle due to the hardships of the depression. Like Stewart's The Friend, it's a happy tear-jerker with beautiful illustrations. Great for parents and kids alike!

An Epistolary Picture Book submitted by Meginator on August 21, 2021, 11:42am I enjoyed this book, which gently tells the story of a young girl who is temporarily displaced from her home during the Great Depression, being sent to the big city to live with her uncle, a baker. Lydia Grace initially finds the city intimidating but comes to find her place within it, with the illustrator’s brilliant use of color illuminating her journey by emphasizing the importance of her gardening and its effects on her and on the people around her. The epistolary narrative format works particularly well in this context, creating a connection to the historical moment without relying on dull exposition.

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SERIES
Caldecott Honor book - 1998.


PUBLISHED
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 1997.
Year Published: 1997
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

READING LEVEL
Lexile: 570

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
0374325170
0374425183 :

ADDITIONAL CREDITS
Small, David, 1945- .

SUBJECTS
Gardening -- Fiction.
Uncles -- Fiction.
Letters -- Fiction.