After traveling the world in her fantastic teapot, Rose is ready to put down roots. And she wants to bring some color and beauty to the space she chooses to live. She sets about planting flower seeds in a neglected corner of a bustling city. And then she waits, through four seasons and through rain, and cold, and snow. Rose waits, never doubting that the garden she envisions will one day come to be. And the stories of her patience inspire children around the world to bring her paper flowers, which make her space as beautiful as she dreamed until her seeds finally grow — and her garden becomes "Everybody's Garden.
Author-illustrator Peter H. Reynolds dedicates this sweet fable to Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, the matriarch of the Kennedy family and the namesake of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, a series of gardens, plazas, and tree-lined promenades. With a simple narration and lovely, fanciful illustrations, this luminous picture book celebrates the spirit of community, the beauty of nature, and the power of faith and imagination..
"As word of the girl's faith in her garden spreads, children from all over the globe appear 'like seeds carried on a breeze,' and each presents Rose with a bright paper flower, bringing the first splashes of color to Reynolds's wispy, monochromatic art. Soon, Rose is rewarded as real flowers sprout among the paper ones.... The globe-trotting Rose clearly has an adventurous spirit and a strong sense of determination, and Reynolds's fable emphasizes that having faith (and patience) can pay off big." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||5 - 8|
|Author||Peter H. Reynolds|
|Illustrator||Peter H. Reynolds|
|Publication Date||Oct 13, 2009|