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Grandpa Green

Smith, Lane (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Grandpa Green
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A child explores the ordinary life of his extraordinary great-grandfather, as expressed in his topiary garden.
Authors: Smith, Lane
Title: Grandpa Green
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,23 x 29 cm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Includes fold-out pages.
Summary: A child explores the ordinary life of his extraordinary great-grandfather, as expressed in his topiary garden.
Local Note: bt/pjs
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ISBN: 1596436077
9781596436077
Statement of Responsibility: Lane Smith
Subject Headings: Gardens Juvenile fiction. Great-grandfathers Juvenile fiction.
Topical Term: Gardens
Great-grandfathers
LCCN: 2010038729
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A gentle book about aging and memory. Pair this one with Mem Fox's Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Patridge.


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Apr 24, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

In Grandpa Green, Lane Smith tells the story of one man's life through his passion. Topiary gardeners shape bushes and trees into fantastic sculptures of whatever they desire. We meet Grandpa Green as a gigantic bushy baby, sprinkling tears with the words, "He was born a really long time ago," beneath.

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Enjoyable book. Lovely illustrations.

Mar 16, 2012
  • kclaura2003 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great book with amazing illustrations! Would make a good read along book!

Dec 17, 2011
  • lms rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

On the 2011 GoodReads Picture Book List

Dec 10, 2011
  • SusanWoods rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Lovely story about the life of a grand parent as seen through the eyes of a child as he explores his grandfathers garden.

Nov 10, 2011
  • ckaterun rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Rank this one right up there with Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge--love the elders in your life and remember you may one day become one.

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Oct 28, 2012
  • hayflea rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

hayflea thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 2 and 4

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