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Lessons from Mother Earth by Elaine McLeod
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Lessons from Mother Earth

by Elaine McLeod

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Tess visits her grandmother all of the time. During this visit her grandmother teachers her how to care for a garden. She explains that you cannot over pick or pick the plants to late, because they won't grow properly or they will wither away and die. She teaches her lessons of patience and nurture, while bonding with her granddaughter at the same time. ( )
  slbenne1 | Dec 3, 2014 |
A great-bonding book about a girl and her grandmother. The secret to perfection to plant is to only take the amount you need. Also it teaches you what you pay for it is what you will end up getting. Gardens are beautiful and taking care of them is the key. A story that teaches to maintain and care for whatever you have that is good and important for you. ( )
  sabdelaz | Apr 14, 2014 |
A story about a granddaughter who is mentored by her grandmother into gardening. Her grandmother teaches her valuable lessons about taking care of the garden to ensure the garden will continue to produce in future seasons.
  leilaeaton | Mar 22, 2014 |
A grandmother takes her granddaughter to see her garden. They walk through the woods. She explains that their are rules that must be learned before one can take over and care for the garden. The garden is a give/take relationship. "If you care for the garden, the garden will care for you." This book teaches about a different culture, and it also teaches about how the earth is not to be abused, and it must be taken care of. They thank Mother Earth and the Great Spirit for their gifts. ( )
  ckarmstr1 | Sep 29, 2011 |
Written by Elaine McLeod and illustrated by Colleen Wood, Lessons from Mother Earth tells the story of a young girl who learns from her grandmother. They leave a small cabin and, with her grandmother’s guidance, the young girl discovers the bounty of fresh food provided by Mother Earth. Lamb’s-quarters, raspberries, blueberries, cranberries, rosehips, dandelions and mushrooms are all part of the bounty.

Appropriate for children aged four and up
  storytimestandouts | May 11, 2011 |
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