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The Forever Garden

Written by Laurel Snyder & illustrated by Samantha Cotterill
Published by Schwartz & Wade
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May 2, 2017
Publication Date
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Pages
4-8
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What's This Book About

Publisher Summary

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.

What Kind of Book is The Forever Garden

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Lemony Snickers
Reading contracts all day long. Not bad, but not quite as fun as reading about hobbits.
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2.0 / 7.0

The message in this book is about sharing, about being grateful for the work of others, about building and contributing. The message is important, but I don’t like the illustrations and the word choice didn’t really impress me or feel memorable.

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Who Wrote The Forever Garden

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Laurel Snyder

Laurel Snyder is the author of many books for children. She lives and writes in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Who Illustrated The Forever Garden

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Samantha Cotterill

Samantha Cotterill is an illustrator and textile designer. Her picture book debut, No More Bows!, which she also wrote, was called “an enjoyable, repeatable read-aloud with memorable art” by Kirkus Reviews in a starred review. She is also the illustrator of Charlotte and the Rock by Stephen Martin, The Forever Garden by Laurel Snyder, Jinx and the Doom Fight Crime! by Lisa Mantchev, and Just Add Glitter by Angela DiTerlizzi. Samantha lives with her family in Upstate New York.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780553512731
Publication Date:
May 2, 2017
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2016019455
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0553512730
Lexile® Level:
AD460L
ATOS® Book Level:
2.2
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
189201
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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