Friday, May 29, 2009

The Sleeping Rose

an amazing beautiful picture book. It is about a gardener who grows the most beautiful flowers in all the kingdom and one in particular the sleeping rose only blooms once a year. One day he goes to check on it and finds a beggar with his feet wrapped in rags stroking the rose. He angrily sends him away for this rose is for the king . By and by the gardener, regrets his decison and finds the beggar and feeds and clothes him.









The last line of the book is -- 'Baldrik marveled over the tender touch of the man's nail-scarred hands.'

It is a very touching story all my kids listened and liked it.
If you can find a copy its worth reading.

8 comments:

Madeline said...

That does sound like a good one. I haven't heard of it before. Where'd you find out about it?

Beverly said...

sounds like a good book!

CaraBee said...

Sounds like my kind of book, I'll definitely look for that at the bookstore!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Sounds interesting! Especially the last line!!

Toni said...

I found this book in a bin of books we where given from another hsing family who no longer needed them.

It is on Amazon.com and you can order it through Barnes and Nobles to. Iwoudl htink the library would have a copy too.

Lisa said...

It sounds so lovely! Thanks for sharing this Toni, I will look it up.

Lisa :)

outdoor.mom said...

i do have that book :-) i will have to dig it out and read it to the kids again. Thanks for sharing it.

Leanne said...

Sounds just beautiful!!