The Good Garden: How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough

Katie Smith Milway (Author) Sylvie Daigneault (Illustrator)
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120689
Product Type: Paperback Books
Age Groups: Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12

María's family are poor Honduran farmers, growing barely enough to eat. Then a new teacher comes to town and shows María sustainable farming practices that yield good crops. An inspiring story, based on actual events, that shows us how farms and hopes are transformed as good gardens begin to grow.

From the bestselling author of One Hen comes the inspiring story of one struggling farming family in Honduras and their journey to growing enough food to meet their needs. Based on the real story of farm transformation underway in Honduras and many other countries, this book offers children ways they can be part of the movement to grow “good gardens” and foster food security.

Eleven-year-old María Luz and her family live on a small farm. This year their crop is poor, and they may not have enough to eat or to sell for other essentials, such as health care, school uniforms and books.

When María’s father must leave home to find work, she is left in charge of their garden. Then a new teacher comes to María’s school and introduces her to sustainable farming practices that yield good crops. As María begins to use the same methods at home, she too sees improvements, which allow her family to edge their way out of the grip of the greedy “coyotes”—the middlemen who make profits on the backs of poor farmers. Little by little, the farms—and the hopes—of María and her neighbors are transformed as good gardens begin to grow.

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SKU 120689
ISBN 9781525304064
Language English
Lexile ® Measure 820L
Page Count 32
Product Type Paperback Books
Book Type Picture Books
Additional Contributor Sylvie Daigneault
Primary Contributor Katie Smith Milway
Age Groups Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12
Publisher Kids Can Press Ltd.