A Child's Garden by Michael Foreman
In an environment of war and poverty, a home is turned into rubble. “Then, one day, soldiers came and destroyed everything.” But a boy sees hope in a small green shoot growing towards the sun and gently encourages the plant to grow, creating a garden of hope.
“The new garden became home once more to birds and butterflies. Let the soldiers return, though the boy. Roots are deep and seeds spread.”
Teaching Resources: A Child's Garden: A Story of Hope
These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies book to book. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!
- British Council Literature: Author Biography
- British Legion: Remembrance Learning Resources
- The Guardian: Michael Foreman: life through a line
- The Guardian: Michael Foreman: 50 years of picture books
- Learning to Give: Earth Keepers
- Playing by the Book: An Interview with Michale Foreman
- Resource Link: Remembrance Day – Exploring the concepts of War and Peace through Literature
- TES Teach: A Child’s Garden by Michael Foreman: Creative ideas for literacy and art