A Child's Garden by Michael (ILT) Foreman Michael Foreman

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For a boy in a warravaged world, nurturing a fragile vine has far reaching effects in this simple, universal fable of hope and connection.

A little boy’s home has been reduced to ruin and rubble, and now a wire fence and soldiers separate him from the streams and hills he once visited with his father. But the boy sees a tiny speck of green peeping up toward the sunlight, and he quietly begins to coax it with water and care. What sort of promise can a vine’s spreading tendrils bring to a bleak landscape? A beautifully illustrated tale of healing and renewal from a world-acclaimed children’s book creator, A Child’s Garden pays gentle tribute to the human spirit.

 

About Michael (ILT) Foreman Michael Foreman

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Michael Foreman is the author-illustrator of MIA'S STORY and many other children’s books, and he is the cocreator, with Jack Foreman, of SAY HELLO. His work has been awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Kurt Maschler Award, and the Bologna Graphics Prize. He lives in London.
 
Published January 1, 2009 by Candlewick Pr.
Genres: Young Adult.

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Foreman specifies no locale for his brief parable, but there's a Middle-Eastern look to the buildings in the background (although the characters are all pale-skinned).

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War has reduced a boy's home to ruins, and a heavily patrolled barbed-wire fence surrounds his land, keeping him from the verdant hills he loves (“The boy knew that cool streams flowed i

Apr 06 2009 | Read Full Review of A Child's Garden

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War has reduced a boy's home to ruins, and a heavily patrolled barbed-wire fence surrounds his land, keeping him from the verdant hills he loves (“The boy knew that cool streams flowed in those hills.

Apr 06 2009 | Read Full Review of A Child's Garden

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