The Gardener 小恩的秘密花园
Lydia Grace Finch brings a suitcase full of seeds to the biggray city, where she goes to stay with her Uncle Jim, acantankerous baker. There she initiates a gradual transformation,bit by bit brightening the shop and bringing smiles tocustomers' faces with the flowers she grows. But it is ina secret place that Lydia Grace works on her masterpiece -- anambitious rooftop garden -- which she hopes will make even UncleJim smile. Sarah Stewart introduces readers to an engaging anddetermined young heroine, whose story is told through letterswritten home, while David Small's illustrationsbeautifully evoke the Depression-era setting.
"Late in the summer of 1935, Lydia Grace's parentsare out of work, and to help make ends meet they send Lydia Graceto live with Uncle Jim, a baker in the city...Told entirely throughletters, the story radiates her utterly (and convincingly) sunnypersonality...[An] inspiring offering from creative collaborators."--Starred, Publishers Weekly"A moving, wonderfully rich illustrated story. It is thatrarity, a pictorial delight that in 20 double pages gives more andmore of itself each time it's read, and whose silentcomplexities reveal themselves with continuing pleasure." -- TheNew York Times Book Review