The gardener /
Sarah Stewart ; pictures by David Small.
imprint
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 1997.
description
[34] p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
ISBN
0374325170
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New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 1997.
isbn
0374325170
abstract
A series of letters relating what happens when, after her father loses his job, Lydia Grace goes to live with her Uncle Jim in the city but takes her love for gardening with her.
catalogue key
1503922
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Awards
This item was nominated for the following awards:
ABC Children's Booksellers Choices Awards, USA, 1998 : Won
American Booksellers Book of the Year (ABBY) Award, USA, 1998 : Nominated
Caldecott Medal, USA, 1998 : Nominated
Christopher Book Awards, USA, 1998 : Won
Emphasis on Reading Award, USA, 1997 - 1998 : Nominated
Golden Sower Award, USA, 2000 : Nominated
Show Me Readers Award, USA, 1999 - 2000 : Nominated
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 2000-02-07:
To ease the Depression's burdens on her family, an irrepressible girl spends the summer with her dour baker uncle in the city. In a starred review, PW said that this Caldecott Honor book "speaks volumes about the vast impact one small individual can make." All ages. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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"Late in the summer of 1935, Lydia Grace's parents are out of work, and to help make ends meet they send Lydia Grace to live with Uncle Jim, a baker in the city...Told entirely through letters, the story radiates her utterly (and convincingly) sunny personality...[An] inspiring offering from creative collaborators." --Starred,Publishers Weekly "A moving, wonderfully rich illustrated story. It is that rarity, a pictorial delight that in 20 double pages gives more and more of itself each time it's read, and whose silent complexities reveal themselves with continuing pleasure." --The New York Times Book Review
"Late in the summer of 1935, Lydia Grace's parents are out of work, and to help make ends meet they send Lydia Grace to live with Uncle Jim, a baker in the city...Told entirely through letters, the story radiates her utterly (and convincingly) sunny personality...[An] inspiring offering from creative collaborators." --Starred, Publishers Weekly "A moving, wonderfully rich illustrated story. It is that rarity, a pictorial delight that in 20 double pages gives more and more of itself each time it's read, and whose silent complexities reveal themselves with continuing pleasure." --The New York Times Book Review
"Late in the summer of 1935, Lydia Grace's parents are out of work, and to help make ends meet they send Lydia Grace to live with Uncle Jim, a baker in the city...Told entirely through letters, the story radiates her utterly (and convincingly) sunny personality...[An] inspiring offering from creative collaborators." --Starred, Publishers Weekly "A moving, wonderfully rich illustrated story. It is that rarity, a pictorial delight that in 20 double pages gives more and more of itself each time it's read, and whose silent complexities reveal themselves with continuing pleasure." -- The New York Times Book Review
This item was reviewed in:
Horn Book Magazine,
Booklist, June 1997
Kirkus Reviews, June 1997
Publishers Weekly, June 1997
School Library Journal, August 1997
School Library Journal, December 1997
Horn Book Guide, March 1998
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Summaries
Authored Title
During the Depression, a little girl is sent off to live with a cold, somber uncle, but gradually she wins him over.
Library of Congress Summary
A series of letters relating what happens when, after her father loses his job, Lydia Grace goes to live with her Uncle Jim in the city but takes her love for gardening with her.
Main Description
By the author-and-illustrator team of the bestsellingThe Library Lydia 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.
Main Description
By the author-and-illustrator team of the bestselling The Library Lydia 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.
Main Description
By the author-and-illustrator team of the bestselling The Library Lydia 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.
Main Description
In this Caldecott Honor Book, it's 1935, and when her family can't make ends meet, young Lydia Grace is sent to live with her Uncle Jim, a baker in the city. However, Lydia takes her love for gardening with her and sets out to make grumpy Uncle Jim smile. Full color.
Unpaid Annotation
Lydia Grace Finch brings a suitcase full of seeds to the city, where she goes to stay with her Uncle. 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. Full color. 1998 Caldecott Honor Book. 1998 ABBY Award nominee.

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