The Gumdrop Tree by Elizabeth Spurr

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When her father gives her a bag of colorful, sugary gumdrops to eat, a little girl decides to plant them instead.
 

About Elizabeth Spurr

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Elizabeth Spurr, like the Peterkins, also has a large family. The mother of five children, she currently resides near the beach in central California. She is the author of more than twenty books for children. Julia Gorton has loved to get wet since her days as a teenage member of the Aquaettes. A local synchronized swim team. She is still passionate about water and is working to get a community pool built.For a decade she has been delighting children with her inspired illustrations and dazzling designs. Her work can be found in the Science Play book I See Myself by Vicki Cobb, the MathStart book Super Sandcastle Saturday by Stuart J. Murphy, and Ten Rosy Roses, by Eve Merriam. Julia Gorton lives in a sprinklerfilled community in New Jersey with her husband, author-illustrator Daniel Kirk, and their three children, who splish and splash all around the town.
 
Published October 1, 1994 by Hyperion (Juv). 1 pages
Genres: Children's Books. Fiction

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A little girl gets a bag of gumdrops from her father.

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A little girl gets a bag of gumdrops from her father.

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(Children will wonder how and why any tree grew at all, if not from the buried treats.) The real interest here lies in debut illustrator Gorton's stylized art, an eccentrix mix of geometric shapes and almost Botero-like distortions, all airbrushed to a mechanical polish.

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