Monday, May 6, 2019

The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden

Title:  The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden

Author:  Karina Yan Glaser

Published:  2018

Pages:  323

The delightful Vanderbeekers from 141st Street are at it agian...this time they want to save a plot of land next to the church and turn it into a garden.  This will surely cheer up their beloved upstairs neighbor who is in the hospital, right?

When Hyacinth, Laney, Oliver, and Jessie (Isa is out of town at camp) put their heads down and make a plan, there is no stopping them.  How will they transform the run-down, litter filled lot into a place of beauty?

It was amazing how generous people could be without wanting or expecting something in return.

Maybe, Oliver thought, maybe the world worked only if people gave all they could without measuring the worth of what they gave.

I laughed and cried and fell in love with the Vanderbeekers even more with this book.  Be sure to check it out!


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