My Baba's Garden

Jordan Scott and Sydney Smith

Hardcover

Regular price $18.99
Regular price Sale price $18.99
Shipping calculated at checkout.
Availability: In stock
SKU: 9780823450831
My Baba's Garden by Scott, Jordan
Regular price $18.99
Regular price Sale price $18.99
The bond between a child and his grandmother grows as they tend her garden together.

A young boy spends his mornings with his beloved Baba, his grandmother. She doesn't speak much English, but they connect through gestures, gardening, eating, and walking to school together. Marked by memories of wartime scarcity, Baba cherishes food, and the boy learns to do the same. Eventually, Baba needs to move in with the boy and his parents, and he has the chance to care for her as she's always cared for him.

Inspired by memories from poet Jordan Scott's childhood, with beautiful, dreamlike illustrations by award-winning illustrator Sydney Smith, My Baba's Garden is a deeply personal story that evokes universal emotions. Like Scott and Smith's previous collaboration I Talk Like a River, winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, My Baba's Garden lends wistful appreciation to cherished time with family.

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

Publisher: Neal Porter Books
Published: 03/07/2023
Pages: 32
Weight: 0.99lbs
Size: 9.78h x 9.77w x 0.41d
ISBN: 9780823450831
Age: Ages 4-8


Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 01/30/2023
Kirkus Reviews 02/01/2023
School Library Journal 03/01/2023 pg. 77
Booklist 03/15/2023 pg. 60
Shelf Awareness 03/10/2023
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2023 pg. 54

About the Author
Jordan Scott is a poet whose work includes Silt, Blert, DECOMP, and Night & Ox. Blert, which explores the poetics of stuttering, is the subject of two National Film Board of Canada projects, Flub and Utter: a poetic memoir of the mouth and STUTTER. Scott was the recipient of the 2018 Latner Writers' Trust Poetry Prize for his contributions to Canadian poetry. I Talk Like a River is Scott's first book for children. He lives in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island with his wife and two sons.

Sydney Smith is an illustrator of picture books whose work includes Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno Lawson; The White Cat and the Monk by Jo Ellen Bogart; and Town Is by the Sea by Joanne Schwartz, which was awarded the 2018 Kate Greenaway Medal and the 2018 Children's Literature Award. He both wrote and illustrated Small in the City, which Kirkus Reviews called "Extraordinary, emotional, and beautifully rendered." in a starred review. School Library Journal said "The use of line, reflection, and perspective masterfully evoke a bustling gray city." in another starred review. Travis Jonker of 100 Scope Notes, a School Library Journal blog, said "Small in the City is one of my favorite books of 2019." His accolades include two Governor General's Awards for Illustrated Children's Books and four successive New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year citations.