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Aunt Mary's Rose

Douglas Wood, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)

Hardcover

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Description

A best-selling author and illustrator team up to cultivate a heartwarming, true story of a family linked through time by the tending of a beloved rosebush. 

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, 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.


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

Candlewick, 9780763610906, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 23, 2010



About the Author

Douglas Wood is the author of Grandad’s Prayers of the Earth, illustrated by P.J. Lynch, winner of a Christopher Medal, and Miss Little’s Gift, illustrated by Jim Burke, as well as the best-selling book Old Turtle. He lives in Sartelle, Minnesota.

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.