In a barren, gray city, Rose dreams of gardens full of red and yellow and blue flowers.
Rose and her brothers mock crazy old Birdman, who sits in his wheelchair all day feeding seeds to the pigeons. Birdman says pigeons are beautiful, but Rose dreams of gardens like the ones she sees in her library books. So when Birdman fills Rose’s hands with slick, black seeds and tells her they are magic, she plants the seeds outside her window and waits. Soon, like Birdman promised, a garden appears before her eyes—a singing flurry of red and yellow and blue, drawn to Rose’s window by seed magic.
Jane Buchanan’s rhythmic prose and Charlotte Riley-Webb’s vibrant and striking illustrations bring to life a story of community, connection, hope, and unexpected beauty.