Paterson Prize for Young People
National Parenting Publications Honor Award
Teachers' Choices - International Reading Association
Teachers' Choice Award - Learning Magazine
★ "Growing a garden is fact and metaphor in this profoundly moving cross-generational story with a neighborhood drama that children will relate to and exquisite watercolors that celebrate renewal and connection." —Booklist, starred review
"A careless, destructive act leads to lifelong friendship and a family tradition in this moving, stunningly illustrated story... (a) fine story of intergenerational friendship."—Kirkus Reviews
"[A] serious and thoughtful examination of childhood blunders." —Instructor Magazine
"Vibrant, meticulous watercolors accompany this moving story." —American Bookseller's "Pick of the Lists"