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The Blue Roses (Paperback)

Author:  Linda/ Cordova Boyden Illustrator: Amy Cordova
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Product Details:

Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 158430037X
ISBN-13: 9781584300373
Sku: 30911576
Publish Date: 3/17/2014
Pages:  32
Age Range:  10 to 14
 
A Native American girl learns about the cycle of life in this touching story. Rosalie and her grandfather planted pink and yellow rosebushes near a red one to "make a sunset." When Rosalie asks for a blue bush to represent the sky, her grandfather says roses do not come in blue. When he dies the following winter, Rosalie's blue rosebush comes to her in her dreams. Full-color illustrations.
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A Native American girl learns about the cycle of life in this touching story. Rosalie and her grandfather planted pink and yellow rosebushes near a red one to "make a sunset." When Rosalie asks for a blue bush to represent the sky, her grandfather says roses do not come in blue. When he dies the following winter, Rosalie's blue rosebush comes to her in her dreams. Full-color illustrations.
Annotation:
A young girl and her grandfather form a special bond which is symbolized by the garden they tend together. Color illustrations accompany the text.

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Ruminator Review
"[T]HE BLUE ROSES is less notable for its originality--foreshadowing throughout the text makes it abundantly clear that Papa will die--than for its honest and moving portrayal of the relationship between grandfather and granddaughter, of the process of grieving, and of passing down the love for tending the earth. Amy Córdova's illustrations incorporated vivid, powerful blocks of color that help soften some serious moments." - Antonia Gray Summer 2002

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"The affectionate relationship between grandfather and granddaughter is touchingly depicted and it's a refreshingly contemporary portrait of a Native American family....This is a quitely respectful book about loss, survival, and legacy." - Deborah Stevenson September 2002

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