Mr. Hiroshi's Garden

byMaxine TrottierIllustratorPaul Morin

July 14, 2006|
Mr. Hiroshi's Garden by Maxine Trottier
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White Raven Award of the International Youth Library winner, 2000

A CCBC Our Choice Book

Recipient of The Storytelling World Honor Title, 2000

Notable Book, Social Studies, Children's Books Council

    "I will take care of your garden, Mr. Hiroshi," I offered.

    He smiled. "That would give me great comfort, Mary," he said. "The koi are
    greedy, you know. Do not let them get fat." We watched the bus drive away.

For Mary, too young to fully understand about war and far-off places, the promise was meant to last only until Mr. Hiroshi came back. But after a while it was clear the her friend wouldn't be coming home. Still, Mary faithfully kept her word all through that long summer. And when the new people came to live in Mr. Hiroshi's house, she knew exactly what to do.

A tale as elegant as a Japanese garden!

Once more, Maxine Trottier takes a small piece of a larger story, nurtures it with care, and grows a tale as elegant as a Japanese Garden. Mr. Hiroshi's Garden is a simple story of innocence and friendship set against a backdrop of fear and suspicion. A story that must be told and told again--but never allowed to recur.

- Originally published as Flags

Title:Mr. Hiroshi's Garden
Product dimensions:32 pages, 11 X 8 X 0.1 in
Shipping dimensions:32 pages, 11 X 8 X 0.1 in
Published:July 14, 2006
Publisher:Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781550051520

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