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Lucy and the Green Man by Linda Newbery
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Feb 10, 2012

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The Green Man is an elusive creature that only those willing to take the time are able to see. Grandpa and Lucy, who spend their days in the garden have this gift. Lob, the green man, is their friend. He helps them with their chores silently and secretively. When Lucy is forced to leave her home and move to London after Grandpa dies, she wonders if she will ever see Lob again. What follows is an imaginative journey. It is both Lucy's story of adjusting to life in a new place and having new, mature responsibilities. It is also the story of Lob's journey and all the unlikely and uncomfortable situations he gets himself into along the way.

In this creatively designed book, time marks the chapters and full page illustrations weave in and out of the text seamlessly. The font changes as we hear the story from Lob's perspective as well.
Newberry has created a legend well worth your indulgence. Recommended for all young readers. --David K.
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