Grandpa Green

Lane Smith

Ages 3 to 5
06 April 2017
32 pages


Grandpa Green wasn't always a gardener. He was a boy who lived on a farm and a child who had chickenpox. He was a soldier, a husband and, most of all, an artist.

Follow his grandson through a garden where memories are handed down through the shapes of topiary trees and imagination recreates things forgotten. Grandpa Green opens the door to a garden of wonder which parents and grandparents will be able to share with children for generations to come. An ode to the joys of a full life well lived as well as exploring some of the sorrow life brings, Lane Smith's Grandpa Green is a lyrical and sumptuously detailed delight, culminating in a giant fold-out page.

An unassuming little masterpiece . . . the book's power lies in its rich, allusive artistry
Visually intriguing and emotionally resonant, this is a book to pore over and talk about.
Lush and magical