Grandpa Green

By Smith, Lane

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ISBN
978-1-59643-607-7
Publisher
Roaring Brook


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Starred Review on August 1, 2011

K-Gr 3—A clever premise, brilliant pacing, and whimsical illustrations offer a distinctive look at the life and artistic vision of one great-grandfather. A boy recounts the essential facts of the man's life: "He was born a really long time ago." "After high school his wish was to study horticulture." The imaginative art fills in what the words leave out by ingeniously chronicling Grandpa's story through the fanciful topiaries he creates. The sinewy tree limbs in black line have a sculptural quality, while airy line art drawn in a subtle palette depicting the boy, hi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2011

As his "great-grandkid" narrates Grandpa Green's life, the old man himself depicts its major events in his own felicitous medium: topiary, rendered by Smith in multimedia shades and shadows of evergreen that (save for a few embellishing tendrils) pretty much adhere to the possibilities of boxwood shaped by the master Grandpa is. Meanwhile, the boy (an expressive little figure porting garden tools, in graceful strokes of ink on spacious white) observes an...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2011

As his "great-grandkid" narrates Grandpa Green's life, the old man himself depicts its major events in his own felicitous medium: topiar...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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