Lily's Victory Garden (Tales of Young Americans)

Helen L Wilbur
Robert Gantt Steele
Published by:
Sleeping Bear Press
Suitable for ages:

This book is part of a series of (North American) historical literature written for children. The series intended - and beautifully achieves - to bring the U.S.A's history to life for younger readers.

The book has beautiful illustrations and a simple story that notices the beauty of 'the small things'. It is a practical story without melodramaticisms, that teaches readers about historical realities such as:  rationing, recycling cans for bullets and other projects that took place during the second world war.

At the same time the story is about the love of working the earth - and about how an older person can be healed from their despondency by doing regular work alongside a child.

Learn something about history, and about human nature and value at the same time.

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