Aunt Mary's Rose (Hardcover)
Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763610906, 32pp.
Publication Date: March 23, 2010
Aunt Mary has a very special rosebush in her garden. She says a little bit of Douglas can be found inside it. And she tells him how the rosebush has a little bit of Douglas's daddy in it as well. And a little bit of his daddy's daddy. And, of course, a little bit of Aunt Mary. Douglas Wood's tender memoir is complemented by LeUyen Pham's charming and engaging illustrations. Together they show how caring for a treasured rosebush provides a connection between generations, and an enduring expression of attentiveness and familial love.
About the Author
LeUyen Pham is the author-illustrator of BIG SISTER, LITTLE SISTER and has illustrated many other books for children, including GOD'S DREAM by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams. She lives in San Francisco.
Praise For Aunt Mary's Rose…
"My Aunt Mary’s rose, an old-fashioned rugosa shrub, has survived for a long time now. In the years since my childhood, our own boys have helped to care for it — and through its beauty, hardiness, and living memories, it still helps to care for us." — Douglas Wood — Quote