Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Gardener






The Gardener by Sarah Stewart
Illustrated by David Small
Publisher: Square Fish 
Published: 1997
ISBN-13: 9780312367497
Personal Copy






As I was looking through my picture books for something to review today, The Gardener caught my eye. Maybe because my husband and I are working on putting a small backyard garden in our yard. The weather is finally pretty enough to think about getting one going.

What a beautiful story of change and growth as told through letters back and forth between Lydia Grace and her mom, dad, and grandma. Having to leave her family during hard times turned into a story of flowers and love. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!

See Teacher Resources below...






http://tc2.ca/pdf/TheGardener.pdf

http://learningtogive.org/teachers/literature_guides/Gardener.asp

http://www.kidsgardening.org/sites/www.kidsgardening.org/files/The_Gardener.pdf

http://www.readwritethink.org/resources/resource-print.html?id=85