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Wanda's Roses

Wanda's Roses

by Pat Brisson Illustrated by Maryann Cocca-Leffler

When Wanda discovers a thornbush growing in an empty lot, she's quite sure it's a rosebush ready to bloom. So she clears away the trash, checks on it every day, and brings water from the butcher shop across the street. But no roses appear. Wanda's neighbors and friends are all doubtful, but when she invites them to a tea party in her "rose garden" one day in June, they're in for a big surprise.

Pat Brisson's warm-hearted story and Maryann Cocca-Leffler's vibrant illustrations make this book about a child's simple faith one that children will long remember.

5, 6, 7
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Lexile Measure
Boyds Mills Press
Book Type
Read-Aloud Book
Number of Pages

About the Author and Illustrator

Pat Brisson
Maryann Cocca-Leffler Maryann Cocca-Leffler of Amherst, NH, is the author and illustrator of more than 50 books for children published by numerous publishers over a span of more than 25 years.

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