Grandpa's Garden

Grandpa's Garden

by Shea Darian, Karlyn Holman
     
 

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On Saturdays Grandpa and Grandchild work side by side in Grandpa's garden. Among the radishes and rhubarb they share their deepest feelings and wishes. They harvest love and wisdom along with peas and turnips. First hand they learn of life and death, growth and change. The garden's lessons help give the Grandchild strength when illness strikes and special joy when

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On Saturdays Grandpa and Grandchild work side by side in Grandpa's garden. Among the radishes and rhubarb they share their deepest feelings and wishes. They harvest love and wisdom along with peas and turnips. First hand they learn of life and death, growth and change. The garden's lessons help give the Grandchild strength when illness strikes and special joy when Grandpa returns for their Saturdays together in the garden. Karlyn Holman beautifully presents in watercolor the sweetness of their relationship.

Author Biography: Shea Darian is a writer, workshop leader, singer and songwriter. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and her two daughters. Grandpa's Garden is her second book.

Author Biography: (Illustrator) Karlyn Holman's watercolors reflect a special exuberance for her native area of Lake Superior. Karlyn has an M.A. in art from the University of Wisconsin and has taught at the college level for twelve years. She is a full-time artist and has owned her own studio-gallery since 1968. She teaches high-spirited watercolor workshops throughout the world. Karlyn has illustrated two books for Dawn, Grandpa's Garden and Little Brother Moose.

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Midwest Book Review
In A Drop Around the World, storyteller Barbara Shaw McKinney and illustrator Michael S. Maydak collaborate to take young readers ages 5 to 12 on a wondrous journey from Maine to Mumbai following just one raindrop as it touches plant, animal and human life all around the world. Traveling with Drop, readers will see the world, inside and out, from solid, liquid and vaporous viewpoints. The everlasting, ever-changing Drop inspires respect for water and its unique role on Earth. Imaginative and informative, A Drop Around the World is highly recommended for all young readers!
Home and School News
Grandpa's Garden celebrates life and special relationships between generations and is loaded with gentle wisdom. . . highly recommended for everyone!
Green Teacher
Children will never view rain in the same way after reading this book. The story takes readers on a journey around the world with a single raindrop as it is transformed many times from liquid to its solid and vapor states. Composed in rhyming couplets, each stanza conveys scientific concepts about the water cycle, and events in the story are cross-referenced by symbols to a section which describes various properties of water. This excellent resource for ages 5 to 12 is accompanied by a 48-page teacher's guide that shows how to incorporate the book across the elementary curriculum as part of a six-week unit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781883220426
Publisher:
Dawn Publications
Publication date:
04/01/1996
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.51(w) x 10.26(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
4 - 10 Years

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