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The Resource On the other side of the garden, Jairo Buitrago ; pictures by Rafael Yockteng ; translated by Elisa Amado

On the other side of the garden, Jairo Buitrago ; pictures by Rafael Yockteng ; translated by Elisa Amado

Label
On the other side of the garden
Title
On the other side of the garden
Statement of responsibility
Jairo Buitrago ; pictures by Rafael Yockteng ; translated by Elisa Amado
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
From one of the great creative teams in picture books, On the Other Side of the Garden is about a city girl learning to accept the change brought about by her parents' separation when she is taken to her grandmother's house in the country and befriended by an owl, a frog and a mouse. When her father leaves her at her grandmother's house, the young girl at the center of this story feels abandoned and lonely. Her mother has moved to another country, and the girl wasn't paying attention when her father explained what was happening. And she hardly remembers her grandmother. After going up to her room she decides to venture out into the nighttime garden where she meets an owl, a frog and a mouse. They take her on a tour of her extraordinary new world. When she gets back in the morning, her grandmother explains that her father won't be back for a long time. The girl tells her that she wants to be able to spend time in the garden with the plants and animals of this new world, and her grandmother doesn't seem to be either surprised or alarmed by her nighttime adventures. And she is very happy that the girl and she will get to know each other. Buitrago's stories are noted for conveying large truths through understatement and suggestion. This story, beautifully illustrated by Yockteng, shows how a child can use her own bravery and curiosity to confront frightening and potentially destructive realities such as a parents' separation and being left with an almost unknown relative through what we must assume is a situation where her father had no choice. There is an endnote about the plants and animals that might be found in such a garden
Member of
Cataloging source
PABRO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Buitrago, Jairo
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.B911145
LC item number
On 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Amado, Elisa
  • Yockteng, Rafael
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Families
  • Friendship
  • Friendship
  • Animals
  • Animals
Target audience
preschool
Label
On the other side of the garden, Jairo Buitrago ; pictures by Rafael Yockteng ; translated by Elisa Amado
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Groundwood books."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDBD18050086
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781554989836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
On the other side of the garden, Jairo Buitrago ; pictures by Rafael Yockteng ; translated by Elisa Amado
Publication
Note
"Groundwood books."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDBD18050086
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781554989836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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