Tending Ben's Garden

Author: Cory, Kim Delmar

Subjects: Family Relationships; Great Depression

Age: 10

Grade: 5

ISBN: 978-0-88092-778-9

Order code: 7789

Price: $14.99
Website price: $10.00

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Class sets: 10 or more: $7.00 each.
Order code: 7789S

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Set in Michigan during the Great Depression, this is the story of a sister's fierce love for her little brother. 

Ben is an uncommon child. Kate and Ben's widowed mother believes that the best she can do for him is to turn him over to a children's home. Unable to accept that her baby brother has been adopted by a wealthy family, Kate sets out to bring him back.

Kate faces many of life's harsh realities during the months that Ben is gone. The family farm is about to be lost to the bankers. She is forced to face the truth of her father's death. Riding the rails with hobos, she nearly loses her life. Having enlisted her brothers to help her tend Ben's garden, the garden offers hope for the family—hope that they will once again be together as a family. 

Kim Delmar Cory’s other Royal Fireworks books, Lilly’s Way  (1998) and  Charlie Boy  (1999), are meticulously researched historical novels and are frequently used in fourth-grade curricula in the study of Michigan history.

Set in Michigan during the Great Depression, this is the story of a sister's fierce love for her little brother. 

Ben is an uncommon child. Kate and Ben's widowed mother believes that the best she can do for him is to turn him over to a children's home. Unable to accept that her baby brother has been adopted by a wealthy family, Kate sets out to bring him back.

Kate faces many of life's harsh realities during the months that Ben is gone. The family farm is about to be lost to the bankers. She is forced to face the truth of her father's death. Riding the rails with hobos, she nearly loses her life. Having enlisted her brothers to help her tend Ben's garden, the garden offers hope for the family—hope that they will once again be together as a family. 

Kim Delmar Cory’s other Royal Fireworks books, Lilly’s Way  (1998) and  Charlie Boy  (1999), are meticulously researched historical novels and are frequently used in fourth-grade curricula in the study of Michigan history.

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