The Summer My Father Was Ten
That was the summer the boy lost a baseball under a tomato plant in Mr. Bellavista's garden. And someone tossed a tomato back instead of a baseball. A lively battle took place, which seemes like great fun at the time, but in the end Mr. Bellavista's garden had been destroyed. In a touching story of one boy's efforts to make amends, we see the rebuilding of a garden and the forming of a relationship across generations.
Lessons Associated with this Resource
- How Does Your Garden Grow? (Grades K-2)
- How Does Your Garden Grow? (Grades 3-5)
- Backpack Garden
- A Garden Plot: The Tale of Peter Rabbit
- Preserving the Powerful Pepper