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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,949 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lane Smith Narrator: Noah Galvin Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by JuJu | 2/20/2014

    " Oh I do so love Lane Smith's books and his illustrations. Thinking this might be my Caldecott pick! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Helen | 2/9/2014

    " This Caldecott Honor book was a great surprise! I really liked this realistic fiction book, especially the page from the Wizard of Oz which makes it even more appropriate for Kansas kids. I'm pretty sure the kids will enjoy how the topiary garden tells the great grandfather's life story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Josie | 2/7/2014

    " Wasn't excited about it at first glance, but really enjoyed it after some review. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jennifer | 1/29/2014

    " "Grandpa Green" by Lane Smith is my favorite picture book that I read this week. This book works well with beginning readers as its language is very simple, yet carries deep, profound meaning as it tells the life story of the boy's great-grandfather. Smith creates beautiful topiary statue images surrounded by simple line drawings that make the reader wish they could be in a similar garden. It shows how special the garden is to the boy and his great-grandpa, as the boy knows that it helps his great-grandpa (who is forgetful and leaves various items throughout the garden that the boy collects for him) remember "the important stuff." This book helps the reader understand the value and importance of family history and learning the stories while the old ones are still around. "Grandpa Green" deserves to be a 2012 Caldecott Honor Book. "

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