Grandpa Green by Lane Smith

Title: Grandpa Green
Author: Lane Smith
Series: N/A
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Release Date: 8/30/2011
Length: 32 pages
Format: Hardcover
Genres: Childrens, Picture Books
Challenges: 2012 Support Your Local Library Challenge
Source: Library
Purchase: Hardcover | Kindle | NOOK
Rating: ★★★★★

From the creator of the national bestseller It’s a Book comes a timeless story of family history, legacy, and love. Grandpa Green wasn’t always a gardener. He was a farmboy and a kid with chickenpox and a soldier and, most of all, an artist. In this captivating new picture book, readers follow Grandpa Green’s great-grandson into a garden he created, a fantastic world where memories are handed down in the fanciful shapes of topiary trees and imagination recreates things forgotten. In his most enigmatic and beautiful work to date, Lane Smith explores aging, memory, and the bonds of family history and love; by turns touching and whimsical, it’s a stunning picture book that parents and grandparents will be sharing with children for years to come.

So gorgeous. I loved the art in this book so much and the story that Grandpa Green’s garden weaves. It’s such a beautiful journey through his life. There’s not much more to say about it. I highly recommend this one to those who have some little grandchildren running around. It will be the perfect book to enjoy together.

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