The Gardener by Sarah Stewart

The Gardener

By Sarah Stewart
Level 3, Picture Books

This Caldecott Honor book features a determined young heroine, Lydia, who is sent to the city to live with her grumpy uncle during the Great Depression. Lydia brings a suitcase full of seeds, and step-by-step she brings a transformation to her uncle’s bakery and to the place where she lives. This is a wonderful story of hope.

Region North America, United States
Period 20th Century, Early 1900s
Genre Historical Fiction
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • 4 Moral Value
  • 3 Educational Value
  • 4 Literary Value
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