When Wanda discovers a thornbush growing in an empty lot, she's quite sure it's a rosebush ready to bloom. So she clears away the trash, checks on it every day, and brings water from the butcher shop across the street. But no roses appear. Wanda's neighbors and friends are all doubtful, but when she invites them to a tea party in her "rose garden" one day in June, they're in for a big surprise. Pat Brisson's warm-hearted story and Maryann Cocca-Leffler's vibrant illustrations make this book about a child's simple faith one that children will long remember.
About the Author
Pat Brisson is the author of the Christopher Award-winning The Summer My Father Was Ten and the author of the "Kate" books--Your Best Friend, Kate; Kate Heads West; and Kate on the Coast. She lives in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, with her husband and their four sons.
Maryann Cocca-Leffler is the illustrator and author of Bus Route to Boston and Clams All Year. She lives ini Amherst, New Hampshire.
“This story of one person’s faith against all odds and a caring community is told simply with good humor.” – School Library Journal
“(A) pleasant story, with lively dialog and cheerful illustrations.” – Kirkus Reviews
“Brisson creates a lovable new character whose unwavering optimism transforms a rubbish-ridden vacant lot into a rose garden.” – Publishers Weekly