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Grandpa Green Hardcover – Illustrated, 2 Aug 2012

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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Two Hoots; Main Market Ed. edition (2 Aug. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0230766455
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230766457
  • Product Dimensions: 29 x 0.7 x 22.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 349,898 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"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"

"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 fa


"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 line

"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 th

"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"

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"" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Enter into Grandpa Green's garden, where the trees tell the story.

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I think it's a brilliant book with superb illustration. There're many layers of understanding of the story. I'm sure small children can appreciate the aesthetic side of it together with very simple idea that the grandpa had got married and had many children and grandchildren.
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From the author of "It's a book" which is truly very clever. This one is more unusual and strange. Most of the pictures are of topiary shapes and animals but I don't know why - perhaps because Grandpa Green wanted to study horticulture and instead went to war, or perhaps it's his life told in green pictures? I'd love to know what children make of it, but I don't think it's a childs book. The blurb tells you more than you can glean from reading or studying the book. It took several goes before I understood how we know the story is told by the great grandson?
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Lovely story about a boy and his great grandfather. Explores memories of the great grandfather's life through the garden shapes. A little sad but very sweet.
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My Granpa green loved it :) and so does his grandson
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Bought as present for niece.
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