After traveling the world in her fantastic floating teapot, gathering seeds wherever she goes, young Rose is ready to put down roots, in this spare and charmingly illustrated story for readers up to 9. She sets about planting flower seeds in a neglected corner of a bustling city. And then she waits, through rain and cold and snow, never doubting that the garden she envisions will one day come to be. When the first flower appears, it is a paper one, brought by a girl who shares her faith.
"[Peter] Reynolds's outstanding illustrations done in watercolor and ink begin in shades of gray and then explode with color and joy as the garden evolves and people come to enjoy it. This book is a tribute to Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy and her family's endeavors in the creation of the Greenway Conservancy and Park in Boston."—Booklist
"My mother's resilience and faith inspired and nourished our family all her life. She taught each of us to persevere, no matter how great the challenges and to do all we could to care for others. Peter H. Reynolds poignantly captures my mother's enduring spirit in Rose's Garden. May this powerful story and my mother's beautiful greenway plant fresh seeds of hope and service for generations to come."—Edward M. Kennedy