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by Paul Fleischman

Other authors: Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)

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Wesley's garden produces a crop of huge, strange plants which provide him with clothing, shelter, food, and drink, thus helping him create his own civilization and changing his life.

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Author Paul Fleischman ,wrote a wonderful and colorful book about a child names Wesley and his gardening. A boy who would seem awkward to most , found his new passion in gardening. Gardening can be extremely beneficial, both on the social and personal side. Just the idea of growing a plant and watching grow over time , can give someone a huge sense of accomplishment. The plant loves the one that loves it , and anyone who does gardening has to have some love in them because without it the earth won't feel that love. Also gardening can have social benefits as well m when people stop to look at it or even try some of it's crops can initiate a conversation for those who are anxiety from the public. ( )
  saeedchaar | Apr 1, 2019 |
The story of Wesley who doesn't fit into his very traditional neighborhood. As a summer project he founds his own civilization in his backyard. As his civilization thrives the neighborhood kids become interested in what he's doing and over time, without changing who he is at all, Welsey gains friends. A great story about acceptance. This book has so much to discuss! ( )
  jumartin | Jul 23, 2018 |
CHILDRENS FANTASY: This is a good example of a fantasy because it is a made up story that could not possibly happen. Yet within the story there are very probable things that happen in the fantasy world that would make sense in today's world. There are very scientific things such as weaving from fibers and making ink from fruit juice, however the idea that Wes could create his own civilization in 3 months is not possible.
  CamillaBean14 | Dec 3, 2017 |
I chose this book for effective questioning. Asking the root of the questions to see if the students can figure out and use their imagination to find the under lying hero within the story. This book is good for Kindergarten to 1st grade.
  brittneye | Aug 22, 2017 |
I love this book because it's a boy book! Girls tend to be the readers, and so many books are tailored to them. Weslandia is a really 'special' story about an underdog boy who gathers what he knows about civilizations, and decides to make his own. Teachers can teach about historic civilizations and attributes associated with them! ( )
  hannahmariebell | Mar 24, 2017 |
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"Of course he's miserable," moaned Wesley's mother.
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Candlewick Press

2 editions of this book were published by Candlewick Press.

Editions: 0763610526, 0763600067


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