Mr. Hiroshi's Garden

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White Raven Award of the International Youth Library winner, 2000

A CCBC Our Choice Book

Recipient of The Storytelling World Honor Title, 2000

Notable Book, Social Studies, Children's Books Council

"I will take care of your garden, Mr. Hiroshi," I offered.


He smiled. ...

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Overview


White Raven Award of the International Youth Library winner, 2000

A CCBC Our Choice Book

Recipient of The Storytelling World Honor Title, 2000

Notable Book, Social Studies, Children's Books Council

"I will take care of your garden, Mr. Hiroshi," I offered.


He smiled. "That would give me great comfort, Mary," he said. "The koi are greedy, you know. Do not let them get fat." We watched the bus drive away.

For Mary, too young to fully understand about war and far-off places, the promise was meant to last only until Mr. Hiroshi came back. But after a while it was clear the her friend wouldn't be coming home. Still, Mary faithfully kept her word all through that long summer. And when the new people came to live in Mr. Hiroshi's house, she knew exactly what to do.

A tale as elegant as a Japanese garden!

Once more, Maxine Trottier takes a small piece of a larger story, nurtures it with care, and grows a tale as elegant as a Japanese Garden. Flags is a simple story of innocence and friendship set against a backdrop of fear and suspicion. A story that must be told and told again--but never allowed to recur.

- Originally published as Flags

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550051520
  • Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
  • Publication date: 7/14/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.12 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Maxine Trottier Maxine Trottier, award-winning author of numerous picture books, novels and non-fiction works, was born in Grosse Point Farms, Michigan, and moved to Canada with her family at the age of ten. Her inspiration as an author has often come from her ancestors — French habitants and the Miami people. Maxine lives with her husband, William, in Port Stanley, Ontario.

Paul Morin is an artist, musician, photographer, and filmmaker who has illustrated over dozen picture books, including The Ghost Dance, and Animal Dreaming. With the debut of The Orphan Boy in 1990, Morin.s art was met with overwhelming praise for his gorgeous oil paintings containing grit, sand, and twigs from the African landscape. Paul has received many accolades for his work, including a nomination for the Kate Greenaway Medal and two Society of Illustrators' awards.

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