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Contributor(s): Fleischman, Paul, Pedersen, Judy (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0064472078     ISBN-13: 9780064472074
Publisher: Harperteen
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: April 1999
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Annotation: A determined young girl plants six bean seeds in a trash-filled lot in Cleveland and something truly magnificent grows. Thirteen different voices come together to tell one amazing story about a vacant lot that transforms a neighborhood. Illustrations.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Gardens; Fiction.
City and town life; Fiction.
Neighborhood; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Lifestyles
- Juvenile Fiction | Lifestyles
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: BL 99004202
Lexile Measure: 710
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 7.00" H x 4.50" W x 0.50" (0.10 lbs) 69 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 19828
Reading Level: 4.3   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 2.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q10185
Reading Level: 4.9   Interest Level: Grades 6-8   Point Value: 4.0
 
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Publisher Description:
A vacant lot, rat-infested and filled with garbage, looked like no place for a garden. Especially to a neighborhood of strangers where no one seems to care. Until one day, a young girl clears a small space and digs into the hard-packed soil to plant her precious bean seeds. Suddenly, the soil holds promise: To Curtis, who believes he can win back Lateesha's heart with a harvest of tomatoes; to Virgil's dad, who sees a fortune to be made from growing lettuce; and even to Maricela, sixteen and pregnant, wishing she were dead.

Thirteen very different voices -- old, young, Haitian, Hispanic, tough, haunted, and hopeful -- tell one amazing story about a garden that transforms a neighborhood.

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