A Child's Garden

A Child's Garden

A Story of Hope

Book - 2009
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For a boy in a warravaged world, nurturing a fragile vine has far reaching effects in this simple, universal fable of hope and connection. A little boy's home has been reduced to ruin and rubble, and now a wire fence and soldiers separate him from the streams and hills he once visited with his father. But the boy sees a tiny speck of green peeping up toward the sunlight, and he quietly begins to coax it with water and care. What sort of promise can a vine's spreading tendrils bring to a bleak landscape? A beautifully illustrated tale of healing and renewal from a world-acclaimed children's book creator, A Child's Garden pays gentle tribute to the human spirit.
Publisher: Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, c2009
ISBN: 9780763642716
Branch Call Number: JE FOR
Characteristics: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm


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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.

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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