by Lane Smith 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. Grandpa Green is a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Picture Books title for 2011. One of School Library Journal's Best Picture Books of 2011.
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- About The Author Lane Smith is the author and/or illustrator of several award-winning books for children. He is a two-time winner of the Caldecott Honor for Grandpa Green (2012) and The Stinky Cheese Man (1993). Four of his books have won the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award and several of his books, including It's a Book, John, Paul George & Ben and Madam President have been New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestsellers. Mr. Smith has illustrated works by the likes of Bob Shea, Roald Dahl, Dr. Seuss, George Saunders, Judith Viorst, Florence Parry Heide, Jack Prelutsky and Eve Merriam. Some of his most popular books are with frequent collaborator, Jon Scieszka. Mr. Smith lives in Connecticut with his wife Molly Leach, an award-winning graphic designer. ISBN-13:9781596436077 Publisher:Roaring Brook Press Publication date:08/30/2011 Pages:32 Juvenile Fiction | Family | Multigenerational -Great-grandfathers -Gardens - Generational Orientation | Elderly/Aged Awards: Caldecott Medal | Honor Book | Picture Book | 2012 - 2012 ; Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens | Recommended | Up to Seven | 2012 - 2012 ; Red Clover Award | Nominee | Picture Book | 2013 - 2013 ; Georgia Children's Book Award | Nominee | Picture Storybook | 2014 - 2014