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The Gardener by Sarah Stewart
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Aug 25, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: childrens-books
Read on August 28, 2011

I loved this story! Sarah Stewart & David Small did an amazing job communicating the story line from before the story began until after the story was over, every page is telling the story!

Set in the 1930's Depression era, we meet a young girl, Lydia Grace Finch, who lives with her Mother, Father & Grandmother in a rural town. Lydia loves gardening - the beauty of her garden is her escape and way of dealing with the difficulties of life around her. With both of her parents being out of work, she goes to stay with her Uncle Jim and work for him in his bakery. Nervous, and unsure of what she may face in the city, she finds comfort in the seeds that her Grandmother sends with her and hopes for a place to have a small garden. As she adjusts to her new city life she looks for ways to bring joy to her Uncle Jim, who has his own set of things to worry about. She hopes to bring a smile to his face by creating a lovely garden in a "secret place", and in the end, brings joy to everyone around her.

This book is a reminder that happiness can be achieved no matter what your financial status. Find joy in the simplicities of life, use the talents that you have, the things around you - be creative! When life hands you a cracked tea cup, plant a flower in it!
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