The Forever Garden

The Forever Garden

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Random House, Inc.
Perfect for fans of the Caldecott Honor Book The Gardener by Sarah Stewart and David Small, here’s a heartwarming spring picture book about gardening and friendship.
 
Every day, Honey tends her garden, thinning the lettuces, pulling up beets, and even singing to the kale. (Honey says if you listen carefully, you can hear the kale singing back!) Laurel, the little girl who lives next door, likes to help, weeding the rows, washing vegetables under the pump, and gathering speckled eggs from the chicken coop. But one day there is a FOR SALE sign in Honey's front yard. Honey's mother is sick, and she is moving away! What will happen to Honey's garden? And what will Laurel do without her friend? Here is a touching story that beautifully illustrates how friendship—just like a garden—grows.
 
Praise for Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova by Laurel Snyder:
"Spare, poetic words sit as lightly as snowflakes." —The Wall Street Journal

Baker & Taylor
Singing while tending her garden every day, Honey is assisted by her young neighbor, Laurel, who misses her friend and worries about the garden when Honey has to move away. By the award-winning author of Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova. Simultaneous eBook.

Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, c2017
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780553512731
Branch Call Number: JX FIC SNY
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,26 x 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Cotterill, Samantha - Illustrator

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NanCcan
Oct 18, 2017

It's about relationships between people of all ages, gardening, and what we leave behind for those who come after us. My grandchildren ask me to read it over and over again. They've been doing some gardening of their own and this book helps them realize that planting things isn't always only about food, flowers & trees we'll enjoy this season - some gifts just keep on giving.

AL_STEFFEN Jun 15, 2017

I am a sucker for gardening books in general, but this one was GOOD.
Long but not too long, full of the very best sort of simple but poetic description unique to some of the newer picture books.

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