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Kids Can Press: Spring 2020

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    9781771386449
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    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient: O Lexile measure: 820L
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    For sale with exclusive rights in: WORLD
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    Distributor: Hachette Book Group Availability: In stock On Sale Date:Apr 07, 2020 Carton Quantity:70 $12.99 CAD
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Good Garden, The
How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough
By (author): Katie Smith Milway Illustrated by: Sylvie Daigneault
9781525304064 Paperback, Digest English Juvenile: Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Lifestyles / Farm & Ranch Life Apr 07, 2020
$12.99 CAD
Active 9 x 12 x 0.4 in | 0.44 lb 32 pages Kids Can Press
 
Best Bets Nonfiction, Ontario Library Association 2010, Winner Skipping Stones Honor Award, Skipping Stones Magazine 2011, Winner Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street Children's Book Committee 2011, Winner Alberta Children's Choice Rocky Mountain Book Award 2012, Short-listed Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre 2011, Winner
From the best-selling author of One Hen comes the inspiring story of one struggling farming family in Honduras and their journey to growing enough food to meet their needs. Based on the real story of farm transformation underway in Honduras and many other countries, this book offers children ways they can be part of the movement to grow "good gardens" and foster food security. Eleven-year-old María Luz and her family live on a small farm. This year their crop is poor, and they may not have enough to eat or to sell for other essentials, such as health care, school uniforms and books. When María's father must leave home to find work, she is left in charge of their garden. Then a new teacher comes to María's school and introduces her to sustainable farming practices that yield good crops. As María begins to use the same methods at home, she too sees improvements, which allow her family to edge their way out of the grip of the greedy “coyotes” --- the middlemen who make profits on the backs of poor farmers. Little by little, the farms --- and the hopes --- of María and her neighbors are transformed as good gardens begin to grow.

Katie Smith Milway, a native of Vancouver, B.C., has coordinated community development programs in Africa and Latin America for Food for the Hungry; consulted on village banking in Senegal with World Vision and was a delegate to the 1992 Earth Summit. She has written books and articles on sustainable development and is currently a partner at nonprofit consultancy The Bridgespan Group, based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Though the text is not simple, the appealing design will support less able readers. - Kirkus Reviews

Taken at a literal level, this is a story of how sustainable farming practices can nourish families and the earth simultaneously. On a deeper level, it is about social justice and self-sustaining economies, which make this a book that can span a broader interest level. The stylized colored-pencil artwork is appropriately lush and idealized. - School Library Journal

More about food security and sustainable farming closes this moving, informative entry in the publisher's CitizenKid line ... - Booklist

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