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Perfect for fans of the Caldecott Honor Book The Gardener by Sarah Stewart and David Small, here’s a heartwarming spring picture book about gardening and friendship.
Every day, Honey tends her garden, thinning the lettuces, pulling up beets, and even singing to the kale. (Honey says if you listen carefully, you can hear the kale singing back!) Laurel, the little girl who lives next door, likes to help, weeding the rows, washing vegetables under the pump, and gathering speckled eggs from the chicken coop. But one day there is a FOR SALE sign in Honey's front yard. Honey's mother is sick, and she is moving away! What will happen to Honey's garden? And what will Laurel do without her friend? Here is a touching story that beautifully illustrates how friendship—just like a garden—grows.
Praise for Swan:The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova by Laurel Snyder: "Spare, poetic words sit as lightly as snowflakes." —The Wall Street Journal
About the Author
Laurel Snyder is the author of several picture books for young children, among them Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova, which was named an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book and received a Parents' Choice Award Silver Honor; Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to Be Kosher, a Sydney Taylor Notable Book; and The Longest Night, winner of the Sydney Taylor Book Award. She also wrote the novels Bigger Than a Breadbox;Penny Dreadful, an E. B. White Read-Aloud Honor Book; Any Which Wall; and Up and Downthe Scratchy Mountains. Visit her at LaurelSnyder.com, or on Twitter @LaurelSnyder.
Samantha Cotterill grew up in England, France, and Iran, and currently lives with her family in upstate New York. She is the illustrator of No More Bows and Charlotte and the Rock by Stephen W. Martin. She is also a textile designer and blogs under the name MummySam. Learn more at MummySam.com, or follow her on Twitter @mummysamart.
"This tender tale will easily take root in readers’ hearts." —Booklist, starred review