Roses for Gita by Rachna GilmoreRoses for Gita by Rachna Gilmore

Roses for Gita

byRachna GilmoreIllustratorAlice Priestley

Paperback | September 17, 1996

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Gita, recently emigrated from India, wants to plant a garden like her grandma’s back home. She receives unexpected help from her crotchety old neighbour, Mr. Flinch. As the two garden, Gita sees Mr. Flinch in a new light.
Born in India, Rachna Gilmore has lived in London, England, and Prince Edward Island. She now lives in Ottawa where she continues to plark (play, work, lark) at her writing, dreaming up weird and wonder-filled tales.Alice Priestley has illustrated numerous books including five other children’s stories. Out on the Ice in the Middle of t...
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Title:Roses for GitaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 8.46 × 8.46 × 0.1 inPublished:September 17, 1996Publisher:Second Story Press

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ISBN - 10:0929005856

ISBN - 13:9780929005850

Appropriate for ages: 5

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Roses for Gita Lights for Gita Roses for Gita Gift for Gita These are wonderful books for children. The central character is Gita, a young girl who has moved from India to Canada with her parents. Young readers learn with her what it is like coming to a new country, and are also given insight into Indian celebrations and customs.
Date published: 1999-06-17

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Gita is waiting impatiently to plant the first rose in her family's new yard. She wants it to be just like Naniji's. When she discovers her neighbour's beautiful garden, she can't help but gaze at it and think of her Naniji so far away. But old Mr. Flinch doesn't trust young children, especially around his roses. Gita is disheartened but finds a way into the old man's heart. Discover the beginnings of a wonderful friendship between the youthful and the elderly in Roses For Gita.