Carrie Hepple's Garden

Carrie Hepple's Garden

Paperback

By (author) Ruth Craft, By (author) Irene Haas, Illustrated by Irene Haas

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
  • Format: Paperback | 32 pages
  • Publication date: 1 March 1980
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0001837095
  • ISBN 13: 9780001837096
  • Illustrations note: Col.ill.

Editorial reviews

Three tykes at twilight lose their ball over the wall. . . of Carrie Hepple's garden{ Craft establishes a hushed, shivery mood straight off - though it's hard to understand what is so fearful about old Carrie's glimpsed and rumored doings in the first place. Unsurprisingly, when the children do crawl through a hole in the wall, the old lady they encounter is a kindly soul who shows them her flowers and gives them sweets. But Craft nicely stretches out the children's apprehension. (Regarding the promised treat, "A hermit!/ A hermit's an old man/ who lives all alone!/ Does Carrie Hepple keep them/ locked in a crock of stone?") And Haas conjures up a pretty green mist (with, at this point, shadowy hermits trapped in the background) that hints of magic and encourages whispers. (Kirkus Reviews)