A Child's Garden

A Child's Garden

A Story of Hope

Book - 2009
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Living in ruin and rubble with a wire fence and soldiers separating him from the cool hills where his father used to take him as a small child, a boy's tiny, green plant shoot gives him hope in a bleak landscape.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, c2009
ISBN: 9780763642716
Branch Call Number: FOREMAN
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm

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Living in ruin and rubble with a wire fence and soldiers separating him from the cool hills where his father used to take him as a small child, a boy's tiny, green plant shoot gives him hope in a bleak landscape.


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vpl_childrens Jul 29, 2016

A little boy lives behind a barbed-wire fence in the ruins of a war-ravaged village. He cares for a sprout that grows into a beautiful garden on both sides of the fence—despite soldiers’ efforts to destroy it. The beautiful bright illustrations bring the otherwise gray landscape to life while enhancing the story’s hopeful message.

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Apr 27, 2014

A simple , beautifully illustrated story about healing and renewal and pays gentle tribute to the human spirit. Very touching story.

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