The Gardener

The Gardener

Book - 1997
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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.
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 1997
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374325176
Branch Call Number: FICTION Ste
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Small, David 1945-


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Apr 15, 2019

Lovely story and beautiful illustrations. My two and a half year old fell in love with it and we read it many times over, sometimes multiple times a day.

Sep 06, 2018

This book is adorable and lovely, but if you're looking to place a hold from online, be forewarned it has paragraphs of text. My just turned 2-year-old couldn't sit through it. So disappointing since he is a gardener and loves gardening books!

Apr 10, 2017

This wonderful picture book tells of one girl's experience during the Great Depression, being sent to live with her uncle and gardening at her new home. The story is told through the main character Lydia Grace's letters to her family members. She is a great character and heroine. This story is sure to make you smile and want to create your own garden. I have enjoyed all of Sarah Stewart's books.

Aug 31, 2016

One of our favorite books about gardens, though it's about so much more as well. In the mid-1930s, Lydia Grace is sent from her rural home to live with her uncle in the city. Her uncle doesn’t smile. She’s going to fix that. It’s told in a series of letters that show Lydia Grace’s positive outlook, as well as her love for her family. Small’s artwork feels just as friendly as Lydia Grace herself. Not too emotional for young children, but absolutely moving for grownups.

Jan 07, 2016

Excellent book and very nicely illustrated . Set in the depression era and great story .

Aug 20, 2011

Adorable, my favourite child's book. I still read it when I need a pick-me-up

Jan 04, 2010

Young Lydia Grace Finch writes letters home to her family during the Great Depression. She has been sent to live with her uncle in New York City, where she helps in his bakery. Like her namesake, her grandmother, Lydia Grace loves to garden and she brings this passion with her from the country to the city. Along with the irrepressible spirit of Lydia Grace herself, it is her delight in beauty and hope for the future that makes this such an inspiring book. Picture book for Grade 1-5.


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