Publisher description for The summer my father was ten / by Pat Brisson ; illustrated by Andrea Shine.


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It was the summer that the boys lost a baseball under a tomato plant in Mr. Bellavista's garden. Then someone tossed a tomato back instead of a baseball. A lively battle took place, which seemed 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. With luminous, beautifully detailed watercolors, the artist has captured both the sadness and the quiet joy woven throughout the tale.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Honesty -- Fiction.