By Paul Fleischman, Author & Judy Pedersen, Illustrator. From acclaimed author Paul Fleischman, this is the story of thirteen strangers who find fertile ground in an otherwise failing neighborhood, and form both a beautiful garden and a profound sense of community. Embraced as a citywide read in communities nationwide, this powerful book now has a freshly updated cover and includes a fascinating essay by the author. A jaZams favorite. For ages 13 and up.