Sunflower House

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1996 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Sunflower seeds sown in a circle--and watered, weeded, and watched--eventually grow into a beautiful sunflower house with lots of room inside for three friends and their imaginations. When summer’s over and the sunflowers fall, the friends save seeds to plant next spring. “Primary and preschool teachers will find this a colorful, child-appealing addition to units on plants.”--Booklist
 

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User Review  - engpunk77 - LibraryThing

A delightful read for children perhaps before they plant their first garden or plant. The boy plants a large ring of sunflower's, worries/wonders if they'll ever come up (don't we all?), enjoys a ... Read full review

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User Review  - amartino1208 - LibraryThing

This interesting book tells of children who plant sunflowers for some interesting ways. They use the sunflowers for some inventive fun in their very own backyard. Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Eve Bunting was born in 1928 in Maghera, Ireland, as Anne Evelyn Bunting. She graduated from Northern Ireland's Methodist College in Belfast in 1945 and then studied at Belfast's Queen's College. She emigrated with her family in 1958 to California, and became a naturalized citizen in 1969. That same year, she began her writing career, and in 1972, her first book, "The Two Giants" was published. In 1976, "One More Flight" won the Golden Kite Medal, and in 1978, "Ghost of Summer" won the Southern California's Council on Literature for Children and Young People's Award for fiction. "Smokey Night" won the American Library Association's Randolph Caldecott Medal in 1995 and "Winter's Coming" was voted one of the 10 Best Books of 1977 by the New York Times. Bunting is involved in many writer's organizations such as P.E.N., The Authors Guild, the California Writer's Guild and the Society of Children's Book Writers. She has published stories in both Cricket, and Jack and Jill Magazines, and has written over 150 books in various genres such as children's books, contemporary, historic and realistic fiction, poetry, nonfiction and humor.

Kathryn Hewitt's caricatures of famous figures led kids to dub the Lives of . . . series the "Big Head" books. She has illustrated many books for young readers, some of which she also wrote. She lives in Santa Monica, California. Visit her website at www.kathrynhewitt.com .

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