The Garden Wall

The Garden Wall

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By: Phyllis Limbacher Tildes

You never know what you'll find.

Tim is unhappy about moving from his home in the country to a house in the city. He misses his friends and the woods and the pond where he would play. And to add insult to injury the kid next door to his new house is not only a girl, but she's also deaf. How is he supposed to be friends with a deaf girl? After being paired together in a school project, Tim and Maria learn to understand each other and become friends.

Young reader will come away with a new understanding and appreciation of people who are different from themselves. Charming illustrations include clear portrayals o a few words in American Sign Language. The back page illustrates the alphabet in sign.

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Author & Illustrator Bios:

Phyllis Limbacher Tildes, author/illustrator

Phyllis Limbacher Tildes illustrated Pumpkins by Jacqueline Farmer. She is the author and illustrator of many books, including Animals Black and White and Baby Animals Spots & Stripes. She lives in Savannah, Georgia.

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Editorial Reviews:

Yellow Brick Road

Tim moved to the city and misses his old friends and the woods and the pond near his house. The kid next door is a girl and she's deaf; Tim learns the ways of friendship when the teacher pairs him with Maria for a class project. It's a fine story of friendship as well as appreciating difference. Some word in American Sign Language appear in the illustrations.


ISBN: 978-1-57091-468-3

E-book PDF
ISBN: 978-1-60734-251-9
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Ages: 5-8
Page count: 32
11 x 8 2⁄3

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