The Gardener

  • Title: The Gardener
  • Author: Sarah Stewart David Small
  • ISBN: 9780374325176
  • Page: 414
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Gardener By the author and illustrator team of the bestselling The LibraryLydia Grace Finch brings a suitcase full of seeds to the big gray city where she goes to stay with her Uncle Jim a cantankerous baker
    By the author and illustrator team of the bestselling The LibraryLydia Grace Finch brings a suitcase full of seeds to the big gray city, where she goes to stay with her Uncle Jim, a cantankerous baker There she initiates a gradual transformation, bit by bit brightening the shop and bringing smiles to customers faces with the flowers she grows But it is in a secret placeBy the author and illustrator team of the bestselling The LibraryLydia Grace Finch brings a suitcase full of seeds to the big gray city, where she goes to stay with her Uncle Jim, a cantankerous baker There she initiates a gradual transformation, bit by bit brightening the shop and bringing smiles to customers faces with the flowers she grows But it is in a secret place that Lydia Grace works on her masterpiece an ambitious rooftop garden which she hopes will make even Uncle Jim smile Sarah Stewart introduces readers to an engaging and determined young heroine, whose story is told through letters written home, while David Small s illustrations beautifully evoke the Depression era setting.The Gardener is a 1997 New York Times Book Review Notable Children s Book of the Year and a 1998 Caldecott Honor Book.

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    About Sarah Stewart David Small


    1. Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name.Wife of famed illustrator, David Small, Sarah Stewart has written a number of children s books She grew up in Texas, and lives in Michigan with her husbandcmillan author sarahs


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    1. I adore Lydia Grace Finch as a character, her 1930's (and always supplied with a date) letters to her family (sweet and descriptive little epistles that truly and glowingly show an authentic feeling sense of time and place). I love how Lydia's family sticks together and how her Uncle Jim takes Lydia, takes his niece to live (and work) with him in the city (at his bakery) until the Great American Depression of the 1930s (and the resulting joblessness of Lydia's mother and father) has ceased or at [...]

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    2. I loved this story! Sarah Stewart & David Small did an amazing job communicating the story line from before the story began until after the story was over, every page is telling the story! Set in the 1930's Depression era, we meet a young girl, Lydia Grace Finch, who lives with her Mother, Father & Grandmother in a rural town. Lydia loves gardening - the beauty of her garden is her escape and way of dealing with the difficulties of life around her. With both of her parents being out of w [...]

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    3. I loved this team’s book The Library and so I wanted to read this book too. This is another gem of a book from this pair, as utterly charming as the other book. I will definitely make a point to read all of Stewart-Small created books.The illustrations are completely delightful; I just loved them. They would make the book sing all on their own, even without the story.The story is told via Lydia Grace’s letters, first to her uncle, then back home to her parents and grandmother, and they made [...]

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    4. Another winner from the husband-wife team of Stewart and Small. The illustrations in this one are what really captivated me, but I appreciated all the letters, too (the story is told entirely of letters) and found it at once a poignant and marvelously hopeful sort of story. It takes place during the depression and shows the all-too-common story of a young girl being sent to stay with distant relatives because the parents cannot afford to keep her with father out of work. Her uncle, a baker, neve [...]

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    5. Inspiring and beautiful. I love classic children's books like this.

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    6. I love to garden. Weeds. Dirt. Seeds. Birds on the fence. Neighbors walking by and saying hello. I am in my element. So when I discovered THE GARDENER I had to read the book.It is a lovely children's story that takes place during the Depression. Lydia Grace Finch's parents and grandmother are having a tough go so they send her to the city to live with her Uncle Jim. He is a baker but he never smiles. Lydia Grace more than makes up for his solemnness. Soon flowers and vegetables are growing every [...]

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    7. **** Caldecott Honor (1998) ****This is one of the most wonderful and heart-warming picture books I have ever read. Absolutely splendid. You cannot help but get a little misty eyed at the beauty and love brought by one little girl into the lives and the world around her. This may be the best picture book I've seen in recent memory.

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    8. This is a charming, touching story set in the era of the Great Depression. It tells of a little girl named Lydia Grace who is probably between 8-12 yrs old (the book does not specify her age). She lives out in the country with her Grandma, Papa, and Mama and loves to work in the garden with her Grandma. One day, she is told by her Grandma that she will be moving to the city (NYC)to live with her Uncle Jim and work in his bakery to help her family financially and as stated in the book, "until thi [...]

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    9. A gorgeous tale of an enthusiastic and loving young girl who experiences hardship at a very young age, but handles it with grace and a sunny disposition that brings joy to the people in her life. The way she transforms her little spot in the city (and indeed, her Uncle's Bakery) is both uplifting and beautiful. The illustrations are fantastic and make you want to go out and plant a garden. A rare 5 star rating. We absolutely loved this book.This book was selected as one of the books for the May [...]

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    10. This magical story captivated my attention from the first page. Lydia Grace is sent to live with ther uncle during the Great Depression, and her story is told through a series of letters written home. Her missions are to make her grouchy uncle smile, as well as nurture her growing green thumb by creating a rooftop garden. The use of letters are a narrative is quite attention getting and helps to give insight into her private thoughts as well. Lydia Grace's cheerful and confident spirit in tumult [...]

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    11. I adored The Gardener, it is a magnificent book that can teach children to always preserve. I loved Lydia Grace's determination that pushed her to plant a garden and make her Uncle Jim smile. I also admired her patience, she seemed to have so much for a young child. Gardening takes a lot of time, and it was so admirable to see how hard she worked on that roof garden, her love for plants and her family really made me smile. The pictures in this book are phenomenal as well. I loved how Small put s [...]

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    12. The Gardener is both historical fiction and a concept book for writing letters. Set during the Great Depression, young Lydia Grace writes home to her Mama, Papa, and Grandma from the city where she is staying with her Uncle Jim while her parents sort things out in the country. Lydia Grace helps out at her Uncle Jim's bakery, goes to school, and secretly gardens on the roof of the building. Her green thumb becomes well-known, but none more than those closest to her. There are many good picture bo [...]

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    13. I hadn't realized that David Small won a Caldecott Honor in addition to his Caldecott Medal for So You Want to be President? I always love his illustrations, and The Gardener is no exception. As in all good picture books, the illustrations in this tell as much of the story as the text. Make sure you notice all of the illustrations, even those at the beginning and end that don't have accompanying text. The story is told in letters written by Lydia Grace Finch to family members – first to her Un [...]

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    14. I loved everything about this book. The illustrations are wonderful - the more I looked the more I saw. The story of Lydia Grace is one of courage, enthusiasm and love of her family, gardening and her Uncle Jim. Lots to be learned from this story.

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    15. I read this story for one of the historical fiction books. This story is about The Great Depression and is about a little girl who is sent to live with her uncle, who is a baker. in the city because her dad lost his job. Her grandma sends seeds with her and continues to mail them to her with letters while she is in the city because her grandma is the reason she loves gardening. The story is written in letter format from Lydia Grace to her uncle and then after she moves from Lydia Grace to her fa [...]

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    16. The Gardner is a Historial fiction book, that is a favourite of mine to read. The author wrote this book about Lydia Grace writing letters to her family when the Great Depression was going on. Lydia Grace was sent to her Uncle's house to learn a trade. She enjoys learning new things from her Uncle and meets new friends. This is one of my favourite books to read to my class or sometimes to myself.

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    17. A beautiful story, even for those who don't garden. :) Love the message of spreading beauty and hope through planting flowers.

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    18. Lydia Grace goes to live with her uncle , the baker, in the city and learns how to bake. In her spare time she plants seeds everywhere she can find something to put dirt and seeds in. Her secret place is on the roof of the building that she lives in the apartment over the bakery. The word gets around that the "gardener" is growing flowers everywhere. She surprises her uncle with a rooftop full of flowers and she surprises her with a cake and.

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    19. Este libro lo lei hoy en una feria del libro en mi ciudad. Las ilustraciones son muy bonitas y el formato de cartas muy bonito. Estuvo bien, no es nada maravilloso pero es bonito. Muy cortito para mi gusto y quizá debieron ser más extensas las cartas.2.5 Estrellas!

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    20. The gardener is based in depression era America. The family cannot support Lydia and choose to send her to live with Uncle Jim. He owns a bakery in a city; where the economy is better. She is going to learn various lessons including learning to bake, creating a garden in the city, and the ability to connect with others. This is a great read and shows what families did sacrifice in the 1930’s.

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    21. Told through letters, The Gardener tells the story of Lydia Grace who moves from home to the big city to help make money for her family through the great depression. While not much historical information is given through the text, the reader is able to use the illustrations to support the setting and get a feel for life in the 1930s.

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    22. The Gardener is a story set in 1935 about a little girl who, at the beginning of the story lives with her mama, papa, and grandma, but has to move to another town to live with her uncle. She is sent to live with her uncle for awhile until her family is able to get on their feet again. The little girl, whose name is Lydia, is nervous to stay with her uncle because she has never met him before. She encounters quite a few struggles on her journey and at her new home but the things that stays consta [...]

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    23. I really enjoyed this book, the illustrations were amazing!! They enhanced the book and brought it to life. The book shows the journey of young Lydia Grace, who has to leave home because her family is getting hit by the Depression. The family sends her to live with her uncle that owns a bakery in the city. Lydia Grace is very close to her grandmother and she always writes back home about her time with her uncle. Her family knows that Lydia Grace is a gardener, so they send her seeds and dirt in [...]

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    24. Nice book about depression-era changes in family life. It's one of those books where you can take more time to describe what the depression was about or you can just leave as it's described and talk more about it another time. Illustrations tell a lot of the story. The story portion is told in the form of letters that she writes to her parents and grandmother. It's a good story, but fairly light on details. You almost get the idea that she doesn't really know what is going on. But, I suppose par [...]

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    25. This book more than earned its Caldecott Honor recognition. The story begins with David Small's beautiful watercolor and ink painting on the opening end papers, showing Lydia Grace picking tomatoes with her Grandmother in the country garden. The next double-page spread, the title page, shows Lydia and Grandmother walking towards the house, baskets full, while her parents, stoop-shouldered stand near the house. The next double-page spread (and throughout the book, all the illustrations are double [...]

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    26. The Gardener is the story of Lydia Grace, a girl who leaves her parents and grandmother to go live with her uncle in the city and help in his bakery during the Great Depression. The story is told in Lydia Grace's letters to her uncle and to her family members, but it is also told quite eloquently in the illustrations (which helped earn the book a Caldecott honor medal). Lydia Grace learns to be a good baker, but her real love is gardening; she uses her talent with growing things to make the worl [...]

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    27. This book gives a tale of how a young girl is sent to the city to live with her uncle. She will be living with her uncle, until things get better at home. She is to help the uncle with his business. He is in the baking business. One of the most interesting aspects of this book is that the story is told in a series of letters. The girl, Lydia is always interested in helping people. She helps people by giving them plants (seedlings). She gets the seedlings from her grandmother, back home. It turns [...]

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    28. I love the detailed illustrations in this one, coupled with Lydia Grace’s letters from her Uncle Jim’s house. I expected the ending to be hokey, but it was surprisingly satisfying, and the final image almost brought tears to my eyes. I love the little details in the background of the pictures - FDR’s photo hanging on the wall of the bakery, the cat hanging around on the outskirts of the action on almost every page, the watermelon waiting to be eaten on the roof when the garden is finally f [...]

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    29. 1998 Caldecott Honor - Favorite Illustration: When Uncle Jim presents Lydia Grace with the cake on the roof.A pretty little story about the way a little girl keeps the importance of flowers and optimism in what could otherwise be a sad circumstance. When Lydia Grace's family faces the loss of her father's job during the depression, she is sent to the city to live and work with her uncle. Instead of being sad to be away from her beloved flowers, Lydia Grace finds a way to share her love of plants [...]

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    30. Sarah Stewart tells the story of one family affected by The Great Depression using letters from a young girl. I really enjoyed the letter format of this book. It gave the narrator a chance to tell a more in-depth, personal account of her experience. I also enjoyed the positive outlook of the narrator in this story. The illustrations by David Small provide a lot of background detail to accompany the letters. I think The Gardener is a great book for introducing the Depression to young children and [...]

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