The Gardener by Sarah Stewart

The Gardener

By Sarah Stewart
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.

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

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