Water, Weed, and Wait (Hardcover)

By Edith Hope Fine, Angela Demos Halpin, Colleen Madden (Illustrator)

Tricycle Press, 9781582463209, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 10, 2010

List Price: 15.99*
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Description

When Miss Marigold challenges the kids at Pepper Lane Elementary to turn an unpromising patch of their schoolyard into a garden full of fruits, flowers, and vegetables, they know they'll need all the help they can get. Soon everyone in the community is lending a hand including an unlikely neighbor with a soft spot for gardening and it isn't long before peppers, zuccchini, sugar peas, snapdragons, zinnias, and much more are growing and blooming.
. Back matter includes photos of students gardening in real school gardens and information on how readers can start their own school or home garden project.


About the Author

EDITH HOPE FINE is the author of many books for children, including "Under the Lemon Moon," "Cryptomania," "Cricket at the Manger," and "Armando and The Blue Tarp School." She is the co-author of "Nitty-Gritty Grammar" and "More Nitty-Gritty Grammar." Edith lives in Encinitas, California.

ANGELA DEMOS HALPIN has been an elementary school teacher for many years. This is her first book. Angela lives in San Diego, California.

COLLEEN MADDEN has illustrated a number of children's books, including "Making New Friends" and "What If Everybody Did That?" and is the recipient of an International Greeting Card Louie Award. She lives in Erdenheim, Pennsylvania."


Praise For Water, Weed, and Wait

Review, Booklist, November 1, 2010:
"[Kids will] come away with a sense of the effort that starting a garden requires, as well as the ways that it can transform a community."