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  • Published: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 1997.
  • Year Published: 1997
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 570

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0374325170
  • 0374425183 :


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The gardener

by Stewart, Sarah.

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Call number: E STE, R Caldecott Honor 1998

Available Copies: Pittsfield Youth PicBks, Traverwood Youth PicBks

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Youth level.

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.

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This is one of my favorites of all time. Written in epistolary format, it details a little girl's extended visit to the city to live with her uncle due to the hardships of the depression. Like Stewart's The Friend, it's a happy tear-jerker with beautiful illustrations. Great for parents and kids alike!


Chk out letters. Super cool !

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