|What You Need to Know:
• Rose's Garden is a lovely ode to what one person can do for the environment and it's inhabitants in their corner
of the world.
• Based on the story of Rose Kennedy and her gardens.
• This is not a biography, however, but a story of tolerance and faith in your fellow man. Sounds lofty, but don't be
put off, it is a simple lovely message in troubled times.
• A perfect title for Earth Day.
|Sweet Book Summary:
Rose travels all over the world in her teapot. She decides to put down roots in a bustling city. While exploring the city, Rose finds neglected patches and sets about creating a garden. She plants seeds, but nothing grows. Rose doesn't lose faith, though. One day a young girl brings Rose a paper flower to plant until the seeds take hold. Each day, from then on, more and more people come with paper flowers and their stories. Their stories are about where they had come from, near and far.
Rose's Garden is about welcoming those who come from near and far and making your corner of the world beautiful. This is based on the story of Rose Kennedy and her championing the cause of green space in the city of Boston. Her efforts yielded the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, fifteen acres of new public parkland in Boston.
Click here for more info about the parks if you live in and around Boston or you are planning to visit Boston.
|Author: Peter H. Reynolds Illustrator: Peter H. Reynolds Published: 2009, 40 pages
Themes: Tolerance, Environmentalism, Excellent Read-Aloud, Exquisite Illustrations
|This recommendation was written by: Melissa Y.
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