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Uncle John's City Garden

Uncle John's City Garden

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How does this city garden grow? With help from L'il Sissy and her siblings--and love, love, love! A celebration of nature, family, and food.

Visiting the city from her home in the suburbs, an African American girl sees how a few packets of seeds, some helping hands, and hard work transform an empty lot in a housing project into a magical place where vegetables grow and family gathers. It's the magic of nature in the heart of the city!

Bernette Ford's autobiographical story is a loving glimpse at a girl, her siblings, and her uncle, and their shared passion for farming. L'l Sissy's fascination with measurement, comparison, and estimation introduces children to STEM concepts. And the progress of Uncle John's garden introduces readers to the life cycle of plants.

Frank Morrison, winner of multiple Coretta Scott King awards and an NAACP Image Award, depicts dramatic cityscapes as well as the luscious colors and textures of Nature.

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

Author: Bernette Ford
Publisher: Holiday House
Published: 05/03/2022
Pages: 32
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.82lbs
Size: 11.25h x 8.18w x 0.38d
ISBN: 9780823447862
Audience: Ages 4-8

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 02/01/2022
Publishers Weekly 03/28/2022
Booklist 05/01/2022 pg. 52
Horn Book Magazine 05/01/2022 pg. 120
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 06/01/2022
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