In a barren, gray city, Rose dreams of gardens full of red and yellow and blue flowers.
Rose and her brothers mock crazy old Birdman, who sits in his wheelchair all day feeding seeds to the pigeons. Birdman says pigeons are beautiful, but Rose dreams of gardens like the ones she sees in her library books. So when Birdman fills Rose’s hands with slick, black seeds and tells her they are magic, she plants the seeds outside her window and waits. Soon, like Birdman promised, a garden appears before her eyes—a singing flurry of red and yellow and blue, drawn to Rose’s window by seed magic.
Jane Buchanan’s rhythmic prose and Charlotte Riley-Webb’s vibrant and striking illustrations bring to life a story of community, connection, hope, and unexpected beauty.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561456222
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 03/01/2012
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 9.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Jane Buchanan holds degrees from Greenfield Community College, Simmons College, and Vermont College. She lives in western Massachusetts, where she works at her hometown library.

Charlotte Riley-Webb earned a BFA from The Cleveland Institute of Art. Her paintings have appeared in more than twenty-five major exhibitions worldwide. She has illustrated a number of books, including Around Our Way On Neighbor’s Day and Rent Party Jazz.

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