Rose's Garden is a sweet fable written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. Dedicated to the late Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, this heartwarming story celebrates the power of community, nature, beauty, and faith – and Boston’s Greenway urban park that now bears her name.
"My mother's resilience and faith inspired and nourished our family all her life. She taught each of us to persevere, no matter how great the challenges, and to do all we could to care for others. Peter H. Reynolds poignantly captures my mother's enduring spirit in Rose's Garden. May this powerful story and my mother's beautiful greenway plant fresh seeds of hope and service for generations to come."
- Senator Edward M. Kennedy
After traveling the world in her fantastic teapot, Rose is ready to put down roots. She sets about planting flower seeds in a neglected corner of a bustling city. And then she waits – through rain, and cold, and snow. Rose waits, never doubting that the garden she envisions will one day come to be. With a simple narration and lovely, fanciful illustrations, this luminous picture book resonates with readers of all ages.
Candlewick Press (2009)
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