Paperback – Picture Book
The Summer my Father Was Ten
In this touching book with a moral message, a child retells the story of her father's youth when an impromptu baseball game gets out of han... Read more
In this touching book with a moral message, a child retells the story of her father's youth when an impromptu baseball game gets out of hand and some unthinking boys end up destroying an old man's garden.
Every year my father and I plant a garden. Tomatoes, peppers, onions, marigold, and zinnias grow in neat, straight rows...and every spring my father tells me about Mr. Bellavista and the summer my father was ten.
That was the summer a boy lost a baseball under a tomato plant in Mr. Bellavista's garden. And someone tossed a tomato back instead of the baseball. A lively battle took place, which seemed like great fun at the time, but in the end, Mr. Bellavista's garden was ruined.
In a touching story of one boy's efforts to make amends, we see the rebuilding of a garden and the forming of a relationship across generations. With luminous, beautifully detailed watercolors, this excellent book for the whole family shows how we can turn our mistakes into some of life's greatest moments.
- Reading Age: 5 - 8 years
- Print Length: 32 pages
- Book Format: Paperback – Picture Book
- Publisher: Astra Young Readers
- Language: English
- ISBN-13: 978-1563978296
- Item Weight: 5.8 oz
- Dimensions: 9 x 0.12 x 12 inches
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