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Bluebird Summer by Deborah Hopkinson

Bluebird Summer (edition 2001)

by Deborah Hopkinson (Author), Bethanne Andersen (Illustrator)

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Title:Bluebird Summer
Authors:Deborah Hopkinson (Author)
Other authors:Bethanne Andersen (Illustrator)
Info:Greenwillow Books (2001), Edition: 1st, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Pre-k-1st, Realism Fiction, Picture Book

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Bluebird Summer by Deborah Hopkinson



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A little girl and her brother go stay with their grandpa on the farm for the summer. This summer was different then before because their grandmother has passed away. The farm has become covered with weeds and her grandpa sold parts of it because he says its to hard to look at now that his wife is gone. Her brother noticed one day that the bluebird's that use to sit on the fence weren't there anymore. He wonders if it cause his grandmother isn't around anymore. The girl remembers her grandmother telling her she had a deal with the bluebird's if she kept certain flowers in the garden the would always come around. The next morning the girl goes and digs up the weeds and plants those flowers and not before long the bluebirds return. ( )
  ktgordon | Sep 13, 2017 |
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Pre K - 3
This is a story about how the protagonist Mags and her brother Cody design ways to bring the bluebirds back to their garden after her grandmother passes away. ( )
  ShantiR | Feb 27, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0688173985, Hardcover)

For Mags and Cody, summer has always meant long golden days with Gramps and Grandma at the farm on the ridge, where the wheat fields stretch to the horizon and bluebirds sing from the old wood fence.

But now Grandma has died and Gramps is selling off his fields one by one, and the bluebirds -- no longer at home in Grandma's abandoned garden of tangled weeds -- are gone. How can Mags and Cody bring them back, bring everything back?

This rich picture book -- the collaboration of a master storyteller and an immensely gifted artist -- offers readers of all ages hope, comfort, and the renewal that can come with great patience and love.

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' 2001 Golden Kite Honor Book Award Winner

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Gramps's farm isn't the same after Grandma's death, but slowly Mags and Cody work to recreate her spirit by bringing back some of the things she loved.

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