The Gardener (Caldecott Honor Award)

4.3 avg rating
( 5,609 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780374325176: The Gardener (Caldecott Honor Award)

By the author-and-illustrator team of the bestselling The Library

Lydia Grace Finch brings a suitcase full of seeds to the big gray city, where she goes to stay with her Uncle Jim, a cantankerous baker. There she initiates a gradual transformation, bit by bit brightening the shop and bringing smiles to customers' faces with the flowers she grows. But it is in a secret place that Lydia Grace works on her masterpiece -- an ambitious rooftop garden -- which she hopes will make even Uncle Jim smile. Sarah Stewart introduces readers to an engaging and determined young heroine, whose story is told through letters written home, while David Small's illustrations beautifully evoke the Depression-era setting.

The Gardener is a 1997 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and a 1998 Caldecott Honor Book.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Husband and wife duo Sarah Stewart and David Small have worked together on several picture books, including The Friend, The Money Tree, and The Library. The Gardener is a Caldecott Honor book. Small has also illustrated other books, including the 2001 Caldecott Medal winner So You Want to Be President?, by Judith St. George. Stewart and Small live in a historic home on a bend of the St. Joseph River in Michigan.

From Kirkus Reviews:

This latest collaboration from Stewart and Small (The Library, 1995, not reviewed) is the Depression-era story of young Lydia Grace Finch, whose family's financial woes are the occasion for Lydia's extended stay in the city with dour Uncle Jim. Lydia's letters to her parents and Grandma, her beloved gardening partner, tell of her adjustment to the city, her work in her uncle's bakery, and of her determination to make her uncle smile. Meanwhile, the pictures show Lydia's gradual transformation of the drab shop and their apartment ``over the store,'' as she plants the seeds from Grandma in pots and tubs and flowerboxes in every possible space. Her piŠce de r‚sistance is the lush roof garden she cultivates in secret and springs on her uncle on the Fourth of July, earning Uncle Jim's equivalent of ``one thousand smiles,'' a huge cake elaborately decorated with flowers. It's a lovely story exemplifying the old adage, ``Brighten the corner where you are,'' and a good introduction to the epistolary form of storytelling. Small's marvelous pictures show the city in all its gritty variety- -pushcarts, pigeons, packing crates, fire escapes, awnings, nuns, bums, and dogs--and the scrawny, smiling bakery cat, Otis. (Picture book. 6+) -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 18.99
US$ 6.99

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 6.00
From Canada to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Stewart, Sarah
Published by Farrar Straus Giroux 1997-01-01 (1997)
ISBN 10: 0374325170 ISBN 13: 9780374325176
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookOutlet
(Thorold, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Farrar Straus Giroux 1997-01-01, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Bookseller Inventory # 9780374325176B

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Sarah Stewart; Illustrated by David Small
Published by MacMillan Publishers
ISBN 10: 0374325170 ISBN 13: 9780374325176
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MacMillan Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0374325170

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Stewart, Sarah
ISBN 10: 0374325170 ISBN 13: 9780374325176
New Quantity Available: 13
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1997. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780374325176

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Sarah Stewart
Published by Farrar, Straus Giroux Inc, United States (1997)
ISBN 10: 0374325170 ISBN 13: 9780374325176
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Farrar, Straus Giroux Inc, United States, 1997. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. By the author-and-illustrator team of the bestselling The Library Lydia Grace Finch brings a suitcase full of seeds to the big gray city, where she goes to stay with her Uncle Jim, a cantankerous baker. There she initiates a gradual transformation, bit by bit brightening the shop and bringing smiles to customers faces with the flowers she grows. But it is in a secret place that Lydia Grace works on her masterpiece -- an ambitious rooftop garden -- which she hopes will make even Uncle Jim smile. Sarah Stewart introduces readers to an engaging and determined young heroine, whose story is told through letters written home, while David Small s illustrations beautifully evoke the Depression-era setting. The Gardener is a 1997 New York Times Book Review Notable Children s Book of the Year and a 1998 Caldecott Honor Book. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780374325176

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Stewart, Sarah
Published by Farrar Straus Giroux 8/30/1997 (1997)
ISBN 10: 0374325170 ISBN 13: 9780374325176
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 8
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Farrar Straus Giroux 8/30/1997, 1997. Hardback or Cased Book. Book Condition: New. The Gardener. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9780374325176

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Stewart, Sarah
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR (1997)
ISBN 10: 0374325170 ISBN 13: 9780374325176
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # 0374325170

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Stewart, Sarah
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR (1997)
ISBN 10: 0374325170 ISBN 13: 9780374325176
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 7
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 0374325170

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Stewart, Sarah
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN 10: 0374325170 ISBN 13: 9780374325176
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0374325170 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # NATARAJB1FI1066853

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Sarah Stewart
Published by Farrar, Straus Giroux Inc, United States (1997)
ISBN 10: 0374325170 ISBN 13: 9780374325176
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Farrar, Straus Giroux Inc, United States, 1997. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. By the author-and-illustrator team of the bestselling The Library Lydia Grace Finch brings a suitcase full of seeds to the big gray city, where she goes to stay with her Uncle Jim, a cantankerous baker. There she initiates a gradual transformation, bit by bit brightening the shop and bringing smiles to customers faces with the flowers she grows. But it is in a secret place that Lydia Grace works on her masterpiece -- an ambitious rooftop garden -- which she hopes will make even Uncle Jim smile. Sarah Stewart introduces readers to an engaging and determined young heroine, whose story is told through letters written home, while David Small s illustrations beautifully evoke the Depression-era setting. The Gardener is a 1997 New York Times Book Review Notable Children s Book of the Year and a 1998 Caldecott Honor Book. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780374325176

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Sarah Stewart
Published by Farrar, Straus Giroux Inc, United States (1997)
ISBN 10: 0374325170 ISBN 13: 9780374325176
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Farrar, Straus Giroux Inc, United States, 1997. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. By the author-and-illustrator team of the bestselling The Library Lydia Grace Finch brings a suitcase full of seeds to the big gray city, where she goes to stay with her Uncle Jim, a cantankerous baker. There she initiates a gradual transformation, bit by bit brightening the shop and bringing smiles to customers faces with the flowers she grows. But it is in a secret place that Lydia Grace works on her masterpiece -- an ambitious rooftop garden -- which she hopes will make even Uncle Jim smile. Sarah Stewart introduces readers to an engaging and determined young heroine, whose story is told through letters written home, while David Small s illustrations beautifully evoke the Depression-era setting. The Gardener is a 1997 New York Times Book Review Notable Children s Book of the Year and a 1998 Caldecott Honor Book. Bookseller Inventory # BZE9780374325176

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book