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Full–Color • 9 x 11 • 32 pages
Jacketed Hardcover or Paperback; English and Bilingual
Accelerated Reader Quiz #141200
Grade Level 2/3; F&P: M
Written by Vicky Whipple
Illustrated by Pamela Barcita
  • Raventree Press

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Have you ever felt like you are unsure where you belong? Little Weed Flower is growing in a weed patch, but secretly longs to be in the beautiful garden tended by the loving gardener. With the help of a new friend her wish comes true and she is able to share positive lessons with other garden flowers. We also learn that no matter where we come from, everything has its own beauty and a special purpose in the garden of life. A timeless story of hope for those who dare to dream.

This title is available in English–only or bilingual English–Spanish editions.

Vicky Whipple grew up as an energetic “navy brat” who loved the outdoors. By the time she graduated from high school she’d gone to 11 schools, all of this despite a learning disability. Later in life, she worked for the school district’s special education department as a teacher’s assistant to help students struggling as she did. She wrote her first published story in second grade and continued her love of writing throughout her life. Vicky has two children, three grandchildren, one older brother and one younger sister—all of whom are her heart’s treasures. Vicky Whipple lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Illustrator Pamela Barcita chose to work with pastel pencils for this story. She felt the brilliant colors suited the garden flowers and the soft technique suited the gentle nature of the characters. She used a combination of real life models, photographs and imagination to create the compositions. Pamela Barcita lives in Chesapeake, Virginia./i>

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