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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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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.
Caldecott Honor book - 1998.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 1997.
Year Published: 1997
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Small, David, 1945- .
Gardening -- Fiction.
Uncles -- Fiction.
Letters -- Fiction.