A Child's Garden : A Story of Hope, Paperback

A Child's Garden : A Story of Hope Paperback

Illustrated by Michael Foreman

4 out of 5 (1 rating)


Master storyteller Michael Foreman has created a timely and moving story of a child creating a garden of hope in the midst of poverty and war.

A boy's world is ruin and rubble, with a wire fence and soldiers separating him from the cool hills where his father used to take him as a small child.

Can a tiny, green plant shoot give him hope in a bleak landscape?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32 pages, chiefly col. Illustrations
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Picture books
  • ISBN: 9781406325881



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Trapped behind a barbed wire fence during the war, a boy discovers a grapevine growing. He begins to nurture the grapevine and it grows, covering the fence until the soldiers remove the vine. Then the grapevine reappears on both sides of the fence. The book illustrates that no matter how many times the soldiers destroy the vine, the vine will always grow just like the young boy's hope for a better future. This story would be great for children to understand gardening as well as what it is like for someone to persevere during terrible circumstances.

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