Mr. Green Grows a Garden

From the Series Ruby Tuesday Picture Books

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

“In the middle of the big city, there was a tired, ugly place that made Mr. Green feel very sad.”

So begins this uplifting and charming story of the magic that can happen when young people, older people, and plants come together. Mo has lost his father. But as he helps his neighbor Mr. Green create a beautiful garden in an abandoned, forlorn space in the city, a smiley feeling grows inside Mo and he learns that a garden can be a very good place to remember people we’ve lost.

As the two friends grow their garden, readers will also discover:
• How being in nature is good for our mental health
• How intergenerational friendships are important
• The importance of rebuilding ecosystems and making places for wildlife
• How plants grow, including vegetables
• The importance of planting trees
• How soil is a living thing that needs to be nurtured

The story is told with beautiful artwork created from collage and pencil drawings.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books, Science
Copyright 2021
Publisher Ruby Tuesday Books
Imprint Ruby Tuesday Books
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2021-01-01
Text Type Informational Fiction
BISACS JUV029010, JUV023000, JUV039060
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 8.25 x 11
Lexile 600
Guided Reading Level N
Features Accessible layouts

Author: Ruth Owen

Ruth Owen has written more than 400 children’s books. She writes on many subjects, but science and nature are her favorite topics to research and make accessible for young readers.