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Every year my father and I plant a garden. Tomatoes, peppers, onions, marigold, and zinnias grow in neat, straight rows...and every spring my father tells me about Mr. Bellavista and the summer my father was ten. -From the book. That was the summer the boy lost a baseball under a tomato plant in Mr. Bellavista's garden. And someone tossed a tomato back instead of the baseball. A lively battle took place, which seemed like great fun at the time, but in the end Mr. Bellavista's garden had been destroyed. In a touching story of one boy's efforts to make amends, we see the rebuilding of a garden and the forming of a relationship across generations. With luminous, beautifully detailed watercolors, the artist has captured both the sadness and the quiet joy woven throughout the tale.
When a careless act of destruction takes place, amends need to be made, and this leads to a series of events resulting in lasting friendships and the creation of time-honored family traditions. Reprint.
Number of Pages: 1
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Boys + Men
Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Pat Brisson
Street Date: September 1, 1999
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-7412
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