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.

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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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