The Good Garden

The Good Garden

How One Family Went From Hunger to Having Enough

Book - 2010
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Eleven-year-old Maria Luz and her family have a small farm in Honduras, but may not have enough food to sustain them for the year, so Maria's father must leave home to find work, leaving her in charge of the garden.
Publisher: Tonawanda, NY : Kids Can Press, c2010.
ISBN: 9781554534883
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 30 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 32 cm.
Additional Contributors: Daigneault, Sylvie


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This is the story of how Maria Luz and her family transformed land that everyone believed to be barren into a thriving and even profitable garden through time-tested farming practices. This beautifully worded and scientifically sound story exemplify how believing in an idea and working hard for i... Read More »

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Nov 27, 2018

Really well told story about the transformation of a whole community, due to simply changing the way they garden. Love that the bad men, the coyotes, are illustrated as the animals!

Feb 14, 2018

Absolutely beautiful picture book with gorgeous paintings and a wonderful story that’s not only good for learning but also positive and encouraging. I love that this story connects us instantly to another culture and as loving EQUALS. “Big or small there’s a difference only YOU can make”, that message is loud and clear here in a loving way.❤️

May 30, 2017

My four year old loved it. It showed how a little girl could make a big difference and beat those old mean coyotes.

Aug 17, 2016

My 8-year-old (and I) really enjoyed this story. The illustrations were also beautiful.


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