The Rough Patch

The Rough Patch

Book - 2018
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Farmer Evan and his dog do everything together and, especially, in the garden but when his dog passes away Evan lets his garden fill with weeds until a pumpkin vine brings new hope.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2018]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062671271
Branch Call Number: E Lies
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,color illustrations ;,25 x 30 cm


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A breathtakingly beautiful and luminescent book about loss and grief, love and hope, and the healing power of friendship and nature

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jcljessicaj Nov 09, 2019

A tender story of a fox who's pet dog dies. Simply portrays the process of grieving, giving time to the loss, and then slowly being able to move on again.

Storytrain Oct 25, 2019

Perfect for this time of year, not apparent from the cover, but there is a bit of a pumpkin theme. Incredible illustrations, and a very touching story. Loved it!

Jul 17, 2019

A beautiful story that, while heartbreaking, ends on an upward note that fills the reader with hope. Lovely illustrations as well.

IndyPL_NicoleN Feb 06, 2019

I loved this book, absolutely beautiful illustrations from acrylics, oils and colored pencils. It shows readers that sometimes sad things do happen and there is a process to that. Love, loss, grief, recovery and then the new beginnings.

Jack__Simons Feb 06, 2019

I dare you to try to read this without crying!

Dec 08, 2018

As someone with an elderly dog, this just gutted me. But it is wonderful.

Sep 21, 2018

Such a beautiful story that acknowledges sometimes we are sad and it is hard and dark, but eventually an opportunity will come along that allows us to choose to move through that and into new seasons and new opportunities.


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