A Persistent Vine

A Persistent VineA retired Japanese magistrate’s family works together to make their new house’s garden their own. The magistrate and his wife are appalled when they learn from their daughter Morning Glory that morning glories are growing in their garden. The morning glories continue to grow despite their efforts to rid the plant. When Morning Glory’s parents pass away, she is left in charge of the house. Her uncle and servants become worried when they cannot find Morning Glory anywhere on the propriety. Morning Glory’s uncle and servants flee the propriety when they see that the morning glories have taken over the garden. Morning Glory’s identity has become a part of the morning glories in her garden. Illustrations are beautifully done in a mix of styles including acrylics, watercolors, and mixed media. There is a page explaining morning glories and other similar plants at the end of the book.  This is the first book in the Botanical Tales series, which is inspired by the Montessori material known as the Botany Cabinet. ema
Title: A Persistent Vine
Author: Han Tran and Christinia Cheung
Illustrator: Hsiao- Yen Chi
Publisher: Hands-on-Prints
Copyright: 2013
Original Language
: English
ISBN: 978-0989014007
Hardcover pages: 36
Age range: 7 up
: Picture Book
Book setting
: Japan in the Heian Period
Author’s residence: Both live in California
Illustrator’s ethnicity: Taiwanese, born in Hong Kong
Illustrator’s residence
: California
: 2013 Winner of the Silver Moonbeam Children’s Book Award For Picture Book (‘All Ages’ Category)
Subjects: Environment, Family, Female Protagonist, Flowers, Heian Period, Japan, Morning Glories, Nature, Teenage Girl

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