September Roses by Jeanette Winter

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews



A tribute to the memory of September 11

On September 11, 2001, two sisters from South Africa are flying to New York City with 2,400 roses to be displayed at a flower show. As their plane approaches the airport, a cloud of black smoke billows over the Manhattan skyline. When they land, they learn of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. All flights are canceled; the sisters cannot go home, and they are stranded with boxes and boxes of roses.

In the days that followed September 11, Jeanette Winter was drawn to Union Square and saw, among the hundreds of memorial offerings, twin towers made of roses. In the pages of this small and vibrant book, she tells a moving story.

About Jeanette Winter

See more books from this Author
Jeanette Winter is the author and illustrator of many notable books for children, including Beatrix and Emily Dickinson's Letters to the World, a New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year. She lives in New York City.
Published September 11, 2004 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 40 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for September Roses

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

In a hand-written text paired to simply drawn art that moves from clear, lively color to ashy grays and back, Winter recalls coming upon thousands of fresh roses laid out in the shape of the Twin Towers in New York’s Union Square Park, a few days after the tragedy.

| Read Full Review of September Roses

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

In small square panels, Winters shows the florists adding roses, one by one, until a full-spread composition reveals the women's arrangement of brilliantly hued blossoms into the shape of the fallen buildings.

Aug 16 2004 | Read Full Review of September Roses

Rate this book!

Add Review