Author: Pat Brisson, Andrea Shine
Translator: Insook Lee
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|>>>This book is written in Korean.|
About This Book
Kindergarten-Grade 2. Every spring a girl and her father plant their garden.
This shared time is, in turn, the catalyst for the man to recount once again the
summer he was 10, a story readers hear through the words of his daughter. He had
a neighbor who carefully tended his garden through the day and listened to opera
music in the evening. A game of baseball that her father and his friends were
playing turned into an afternoon of destruction when the ball landed in the
garden and led to the boys throwing every tomato, onion, and pepper that they
could get their hands on. The neighbor could only ask, "Why?" The child's father
said he was remorseful and volunteered to help the old man the next summer,
leading to a long friendship and his own love of gardening. Full-page
watercolors depict a quaint seaside village while jeans and sneakers worn by the
daughter set the story in the present day. Unfortunately, the faces are not well
illustrated and the aftermath of the ruin of the garden seems a bit too
impressionistically genteel. Teachers looking for a supplemental title on facing
the consequences of one's behavior may find this useful, but it's unlikely to
get requests for repeated readings.
-- Susan Pine, New York Public Library
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