The Garden We Share

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In a community garden, a young girl and an elderly lady plant seeds in a garden of hope. With anticipation, they watch and wait for the first signs of growth. They whisper their dreams to the tiny sprouts, and in a wink of time, an abundance of beauty and delightful aromas surround them. At season’s end, they collect the fallen seeds and wrap them like treasured gifts. As winter approaches, the young girl mourns the loss of her companion. Memories of her are stored deep within the pits. In the springtime, they bless her with their magical blooms and the spiritual presence of one not forgotten.

This is a beautiful story about a special bond between two seemingly disparate people––one a small girl and the other an old lady––who share a love for the natural world. The child learns an invaluable lesson from their relationship: when loved ones leave this life, they live on through precious remembrances of them. This poignant message will help children experiencing their own losses, and because of the sweet and subtle style of the author as well as the warm, heartfelt illustrations, readers ages five to nine won’t be left feeling sad but instead touched and hopeful.

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Author Zoe Tucker
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher NorthSouth Books
Publish Date 22-Mar-2022
ISBN 9780735844841 Buy this Book
Issue May 2022
Category Children's