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    For sale with exclusive rights in: CA
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    Distributor: Raincoast Book Distribution Limited Supplies to:CA Availability: Available Excluding:Mar 18, 2020 On Sale Date:Aug 30, 2011 Carton Quantity:30 $18.99 CAD
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Grandpa Green
By (author): Lane Smith Illustrated by: Lane Smith
9781596436077 Hardcover, Dust jacket English Juvenile: Age (years) from 5 - 9 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Multigenerational Aug 30, 2011
$18.99 CAD
Active 11.28 x 8.82 x 0.46 in 32 pages full-color illustrations throughout and a 4-page gatefold Roaring Brook Press
Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens 2012, Winner ALA Notable Children's Books 2012, Long-listed Caldecott Honor Book 2012, Commended American Library Association Notable Children's Books 2012 Vermont Red Clover Children's Choice Award Master List 2012 GA Picture Storybook Award ML 2014 Nautilus Book Award - Silver 2013, Winner Vermont Red Clover Children's Choice A ML 2012, Long-listed

A Caldecott Honor Book

From the creator of the national bestsellerIt's a Book comes a Caldecott Honor-winning 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.

This title has Common Core connections.

Grandpa Green is a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Picture Books title for 2011.
One ofSchool Library Journal's Best Picture Books of 2011.

Lane Smith has written and illustrated a bunch of stuff, including picture booksThere Is A Tribe Of Kids;John, Paul, George & Ben;Madam President; and middle-grade novelReturn to Augie Hobble . He is the author and illustrator of 2012 Caldecott Honor bookGrandpa Green, and theNew York Times bestsellerIt's a Book, which has been translated into more than 20 languages. Lane's titles with Jon Scieszka have included the Caldecott Honor-winnerThe Stinky Cheese Man;The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs;Math Curse; andScience Verse. Lane's other high profile titles includeHooray for Diffendoofer Day! by Dr. Seuss and Jack Prelutsky;The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip by George Saunders;Big Plans by Bob Shea; andJames and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. In 1996 Lane served as Conceptual Designer on the Disney film version ofJames and the Giant Peach. Lane also wrote and illustrated the retro, cult favorites,The Happy Hocky Family andThe Happy Hocky Family Moves to the Country. Like the Hocky family, he and book designer Molly Leach live in a little town in the country.

A Caldecott Honor Book

“In this affecting picture book, a boy recounts the life of his beloved great-grandfather…The author's illustrations, a blend of line drawings and sponge painting, have a classic feel, and make clever use of the topiary theme, rewarding close examination and repeated reading.” —The New Yorker

“Great-grandpa's memory may be going, but the past remains vibrantly alive in the playful topiaries that decorate his brilliantly green yard. Lush and magical.” —People

“An unassuming little masterpiece…the book's power lies in its rich, allusive artistry.” —New York Times Book Review

“It's a rare glimpse into Smith's softer side--as skillful as his more sly offerings, but crafted with honesty and heart.” —Publishers Weekly Starred Review

“Visually intriguing and emotionally resonant, this is a book to pore over and talk about. With each subsequent reading, it offers new layers of meaning and visual connections.” —School Library Journal Starred Review

“Opening this book is like opening a gate to a secret garden, filled with the treasures of a life well lived. In his portrait of a boy who adores and honors his forgetful great-grandfather, Smith shows us that the things that are meaningful to the ones we love become part of our garden, too.” —Shelf Awareness

“Though this book has lots of adult appeal, it will also be a wonderful bridge to exploring family history with the very young.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Sketched with a finely lined fairy-tale wispiness and dominated by verdant green, the illustrations are not just creative but poignant.” —Booklist

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