Title: The Gardener
Author: Sarah Stewart
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Publication Date: 1997
Genre: Fiction
Audience: 3rd grade+

Overview: This story is told through a series of letters from Lydia Grace to her various relatives. She is sent to live in the city with her Uncle Jim once her father loses his job. But when she leaves, she takes with her, her passion for gardening.

Activity: Have the students write a postcard to a relative, parent, brother, grandparent…etc. Then show them about stamps and send them in the mail.

Reviewer’s Name: Andrew Chambers