From the creator of the national bestseller It's a Book comes a timeless story of family history, legacy, and love.
Grandpa Green wasn't always a gardener. He was a farmboy and a kid with chickenpox and a soldier and, most of all, an artist. In this captivating new picture book, readers follow Grandpa Green's great-grandson into a garden he created, a fantastic world where memories are handed down in the fanciful shapes of topiary trees and imagination recreates things forgotten.
In his most enigmatic and beautiful work to date, Lane Smith explores aging, memory, and the bonds of family history and love; by turns touching and whimsical, it's a stunning picture book that parents and grandparents will be sharing with children for years to come.
Grandpa Green is a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Picture Books title for 2011.
One of School Library Journal's Best Picture Books of 2011.
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Grandpa Green is very old.Feb 18 2012 | Read Full Review of Grandpa Green
The child narrating the touching, whimsical story Grandpa Green knows a lot about his great-grandfather’s life.Nov 18 2011 | Read Full Review of Grandpa Green
There's lots to look at as the boy recounts how the man grew up on a farm (we see a topiary carrot), got chicken pox in fourth grade (red berries on a green bush shaped like a boy), went to war (a topiary airplane and a man descending in a parachute), got married, had grandkids, etc.Aug 30 2011 | Read Full Review of Grandpa Green
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Managing editor Robin Lenz is managing more than ever--we don't know how she juggles the editorial matter that goes into Shelf Awareness Pro, Shelf Awareness for Readers and our Maximum Shelf and Dedicated Issues.Jun 29 2011 | Read Full Review of Grandpa Green
... The Night Gardener by Terry Fan and Eric Fan ... If you buy this book or any book through Amazon, it is my hope that you also regularly ...Mar 08 2016 | Read Full Review of Grandpa Green
K-Gr 3—A child relates the story of his great-grandfather's life as it had been told to him in Smith's poignant story (Roaring Brook, 2011) about childhood on a farm, dreams and imagination, and a life filled with loving memories. GroJun 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Grandpa Green
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