The Blue Roses

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By Linda Boyden, Amy Crdova
Publisher Lee & Low Books
The Blue Roses
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Every spring Rosalie and her grandfather (Papa) sow tiny seeds that blossom into bright vistas of flowers and vegetables. A red rosebush that is planted under Rosalies bedroom window when she is born, is later joined by pink and yellow ones to make a sunset. When Rosalie asks for a blue bush to represent the sky, Papa explains that roses do not come in blue. The winter after Papa dies, Rosalies blue roses come to her in a dream, symbolizing love, memory, and transcendence.With gentle words and magical images, this contemporary Native American story tenderly embraces the natural cycle of life. Winner of LEE & LOWs first New Voices Award, The Blue Roses is sure to touch all who read it.

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1624 words1,624 words
1 pages1 pages
Lexile AD600LLexile AD600L
Grade 2 to 3Grade 2 to 3
Age 7-8Age 7-8
Published 2002Published 2002

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