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Rosario's Fig Tree

by Charis Wahl, illustrated by Luc Melanson

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published: Feb 2015
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Description

Every spring the little girl who lives next door to Rosario helps him plant vegetables. One spring, Rosario plants a fig tree, which soon bears sweet purple fruit. But when fall comes, he bends it over and buries it in the ground. What kind of magic is Rosario performing?

The next spring, on planting day, the little girl and Rosario make holes for tomato plants, push in stakes for beans and plant other vegetables. Then Rosario begins to unearth the buried fig tree. It looks dead, for sure. But one hot sunny day, a fresh green leaf appears.

Inspired by her next-door neighbor, Charis Wahl has written a sweet and simple story about a little girl’s first-hand experience with the magic of gardening. The story is complemented by Luc Melanson’s gently humorous illustrations.

About the Authors

Charis Wahl

CHARIS WAHL is a Toronto-based writer and editor. Along with James Turk, she is co-author of Doris McCarthy: My Life, published by Second Story Press.
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Luc Melanson

LUC MELANSON won a Governor General’s Literary Award for illustrating The Grand Journey of Mr. Man by Gilles Tibo. He has illustrated many books, including Rosario’s Fig Tree by Charis Wahl. Book of Big Brothers by Cary Fagan and Pink by Nan Gregory were both finalists for the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award. Luc lives in Laval, Quebec, with his family.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
4 to 7
Grade:
p to 2
Reading age:
4 to 7
Editorial Reviews

Perfect to introduce the wonder of growing things, this title is a recommended general purchase for all libraries.

— School Library Journal

This sweetly thoughtful story explores life and the wonders of gardening, as well as the edifying nature of intergenerational friendships.

— Booklist

A child's wonder at the care it takes to make things grow and the joys of fresh figs make an engaging story.

— Kirkus Reviews

This sweet, simple tale of an unusual friendship is a winning choice.

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[A] story of cross-cultural neighborliness.

— New York Times

Beautifully written in a deceptively simple style. . . . Young readers will learn a great deal from this amazing picture book.

— CM Magazine

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