Thursday, April 24, 2008

Book Recommendation for Gardenless people

Since Blogger can't seem to upload pictures this morning,here's a title Jess enjoyed very much. It might be even more enjoyable if we lived where we had no garden. The Chalk Box Kid by Clyde Robert Bulla has been on our reading stack and we enjoyed it so much we read the whole book in one sitting.Which was a surprise. The copy we borrowed from the library was old and worn but the storyline was excellent. It involves gardens, and making do happily and beautifully.

"He made a pear tree and a walnut tree. He made vines to hang from the branches. He made bird's nests in the trees"

The imagination is rich,just rich in this book. It captures a young boy's life so well. You may wish to edit or discuss a few points dealing with bullies or a lazy uncle in this book but overall I recommend it. Happy reading!

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