Grandpa and His Garden

During World War II people were encouraged to grow vegetables.  These gardens were called “Victory Gardens” and helped people feel like they were contributing to the war effort.  In Willow Run, Grandpa is very involved with his garden and even gives Meggie an envelope of seeds to take to Michigan.

What else is important to Grandpa and how does the author invite us to discover these?

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod’s family . . .


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