A young girl must stay with her grandparents while her mother is in the hospital. At first, it’s hard at first to focus on anything but missing and worrying about her mom. But then Grandpa suggests that she help out in his garden. And what a garden it is! There are rows and rows of vegetables and all kinds of flowers, but the most beautiful of all are Grandpa’s sweet peas. Maybe, Grandpa suggests, she can take care of them over the summer and enter them into the flower show when the season ends.
The problem is, nothing seems to go right with the sweet peas. No matter what she does, the flowers keep dying. Until finally, the mystery is solved — but will the sweet peas bloom in time for the show? If only her mother were there... With warm, child-friendly illustrations and a simple narration, author-illustrator Hazel Mitchell tells a timeless story about holding on to hope in hard times and finding the strength and determination to see it through.
"The gentle time-heals theme culminates with an award at the flower show and the sudden, unheralded arrival of the child’s parents, ready to reunite at home. Mitchell’s winsome pictures chronicle English townscapes, comfy, kitten-filled interiors, gentle hills, and a garden replete with small creatures to spy.... Engaging pictures enhance this successful, absorbing intergenerational tale." — Kirkus Reviews
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|Apr 13, 2021