The Summer My Father Was Ten

Everyone in town makes fun of an old man with an accent who doesn’t seem to fit in.  The boy in the story even helps tear apart his garden with a group of kids who are creating mischief.  Unable to let this deed go, the boy begins a friendship with the old man and helps him replant his garden, beginning a lifelong friendship that changes both their lives.  A great story about taking the time to care and how it can make a profound difference that reaches beyond the generations.
Reading level: Ages 4-8