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literature in the Garden

GROWING GOOD KIDS
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Literature in the Garden



 

Title and Credits

Age

Synopsis

Miss Rumphius

Miss Rumphius
Barbara Cooney

4-12

As a child Great-aunt Alice Rumphius resolved that when she grew up she would go to faraway places, live by the sea in her old age, and do something to make the world more beautiful--and she does all those things, the last being the most difficult of all.

Tops and Bottoms

Tops and Bottoms
Janet Stevens

4-12

Hare turns his bad luck around by striking a clever deal with the rich and lazy bear down the road.

The Gardener

The Gardener
Sarah Stewart,
David Small

4-12

A series of letters relating what happens when, after her father loses his job, Lydia Grace goes to live with her Uncle Jim in the city but takes her love for gardening with her.

Weslandia

Weslandia 
Paul Fleichman,
Kevin Hawkes

4-12

Wesley's garden produces a crop of huge, strange plants which provide him with clothing, shelter, food, and drink, thus helping him create his own civilization and changing his life.

Brother Eagle, Sister Sky

Brother Eagle, Sister Sky
Susan Jeffers

8-12

A Suquamish Indian chief describes his people's respect and love for the earth, and concern for its destruction.

Plantzilla

Plantzilla 
Jerdine Nolen,
David Catrow

4-12

In a series of letters a boy, his science teacher, and his parents discuss the progress of a very unusual, sometimes frightening, plant that becomes more human as the summer progresses.