A Child's Garden

A Child's Garden

Book - 2009
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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?
Publisher: London : Walker Books, 2009.
ISBN: 9781406312072
Branch Call Number: J PIC
Characteristics: [28] p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.


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laurendouglass Jul 09, 2018

If you've had to talk to your children about troubling events at home and around the world, this book is a wonderful follow up to those conversations. With beautiful illustrations it reminds us that even in the darkest of times and places, there is hope, and that courage and love are some of the most powerful forces on earth.

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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