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Grandpa Green

by Lane Smith
Illustrator Lane Smith

Roaring Brook Press | August 30, 2011 | Hardcover

Grandpa Green is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.

From the creator of the national bestseller It's a Book comes a timeless story of family history, legacy, and love.

Grandpa Green wasn't always a gardener. He was a farmboy and a kid with chickenpox and a soldier and, most of all, an artist. In this captivating new picture book, readers follow Grandpa Green's great-grandson into a garden he created, a fantastic world where memories are handed down in the fanciful shapes of topiary trees and imagination recreates things forgotten.

In his most enigmatic and beautiful work to date, Lane Smith explores aging, memory, and the bonds of family history and love; by turns touching and whimsical, it's a stunning picture book that parents and grandparents will be sharing with children for years to come.

Grandpa Green is a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Picture Books title for 2011.
One of School Library Journal's Best Picture Books of 2011.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 32 pages, 8.82 × 11.28 × 0.46 in

Published: August 30, 2011

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1596436077

ISBN - 13: 9781596436077

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Heartfelt Story This sweet, whimsical book tells the story of a boy whose grandfather shows him how he can remember his life through creating masterpieces in the garden that reflect his life experiences. Lane Smith masterfully explores core subjects such as aging, family legacy, memory, and love. It leaves much for discussion after several reads and the beautiful artwork is a great accompaniment to the simple text that will delight the young reader’s imagination. I would recommend this book to children aged 4+ and would be greatly paired with Oliver Jeffer’s “Heart in a Bottle”.
Date published: 2012-06-24

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Grandpa Green

Grandpa Green

by Lane Smith
Illustrator Lane Smith

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 32 pages, 8.82 × 11.28 × 0.46 in

Published: August 30, 2011

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1596436077

ISBN - 13: 9781596436077

From the Publisher

From the creator of the national bestseller It's a Book comes a timeless story of family history, legacy, and love.

Grandpa Green wasn't always a gardener. He was a farmboy and a kid with chickenpox and a soldier and, most of all, an artist. In this captivating new picture book, readers follow Grandpa Green's great-grandson into a garden he created, a fantastic world where memories are handed down in the fanciful shapes of topiary trees and imagination recreates things forgotten.

In his most enigmatic and beautiful work to date, Lane Smith explores aging, memory, and the bonds of family history and love; by turns touching and whimsical, it's a stunning picture book that parents and grandparents will be sharing with children for years to come.

Grandpa Green is a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Picture Books title for 2011.
One of School Library Journal's Best Picture Books of 2011.

About the Author

Lane Smith has written and illustrated a bunch of stuff, including It's a Book; John, Paul, George & Ben and Madam President. His titles with Jon Scieszka have included the Caldecott Honor-winner The Stinky Cheese Man; The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs; Math Curse; and Science Verse. Lane's other high profile titles include Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! by Dr. Seuss and Jack Prelutsky; The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip by George Saunders; Big Plans by Bob Shea; and James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. In 1996 Lane served as Conceptual Designer on the Disney film version of James and the Giant Peach. Lane also wrote and illustrated the retro, cult favorites, The Happy Hocky Family and The Happy Hocky Family Moves to the Country. Like the Hocky family, he and book designer Molly Leach live in a little town in the country.

Editorial Reviews

Sketched with a finely lined fairy-tale wispiness and dominated by verdant green, the illustrations are not just creative but poignant.