{"id":6596235427919,"title":"The Gardener of Alcatraz","handle":"the-gardener-of-alcatraz","description":"\u003ch6\u003eComing March 15, 2022. Preorder today!\u003c\/h6\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/emma-bland-smith\"\u003eEmma Bland Smith\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/jenn-ely\"\u003eJenn Ely\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eA prisoner gardens his way to freedom in this captivating picture-book biography.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cspan data-sheets-value=\"{\u0026quot;1\u0026quot;:2,\u0026quot;2\u0026quot;:\u0026quot;A prisoner gardens his way to freedom in this inspiring picture-book biography.\\n \\n When Elliott Michener was locked away in Alcatraz for counterfeiting, he was determined to defy the odds and bust out. But when he got a job tending the prison garden, a funny thing happened. Thoughts of escape were replaced with new interests and skills--and a sense of dignity and fulfillment. Elliott transformed Alcatraz Island, and the island transformed him. \\n \\n Told with empathy and a storyteller's flair, Elliott's story is funny, touching, and unexpectedly relevant. Back matter about the history of Alcatraz and the US prison system today invites meaningful discussion.\u0026quot;}\" data-sheets-userformat='{\"2\":16385,\"3\":{\"1\":0},\"17\":1}'\u003eWhen Elliott Michener was locked away in Alcatraz for counterfeiting, he was determined to defy the odds and bust out. But when he got a job tending the prison garden, a funny thing happened. Thoughts of escape were replaced with new interests and skills—and a sense of dignity and fulfillment. 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She is a public librarian, a book blogger, and the author of many children's books, including Journey: Based on the True Story of OR7, the Most Famous Wolf in the West.\\n \\n Jenn Ely loves a well-told story. She works on animated projects for film and television and illustrates books, such as If You Were a Kid Building a Pyramid. Jenn believes in trying things that might not work because that's what makes you grow. www.jennely.com @elyjenna\u0026quot;}\" data-sheets-userformat='{\"2\":1,\"3\":{\"1\":0}}'\u003eEmma Bland Smith thinks the best thing about writing books is getting to visit lots of cool places for research—like Alcatraz. 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The Gardener of Alcatraz

Coming March 15, 2022. Preorder today!

By: Emma Bland Smith / Illustrated by: Jenn Ely

A prisoner gardens his way to freedom in this captivating picture-book biography.

When Elliott Michener was locked away in Alcatraz for counterfeiting, he was determined to defy the odds and bust out. But when he got a job tending the prison garden, a funny thing happened. Thoughts of escape were replaced with new interests and skills—and a sense of dignity and fulfillment. Elliott transformed Alcatraz Island, and the island transformed him.

Told with empathy and a storyteller's flair, Elliott's story is funny, touching, and unexpectedly relevant. Back matter about the history of Alcatraz and the US prison system today invites meaningful discussion.

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Emma Bland Smith, author

Emma Bland Smith thinks the best thing about writing books is getting to visit lots of cool places for research—like Alcatraz. She is a public librarian, a book blogger, and the author of many children's books, including Journey: Based on the True Story of OR7, the Most Famous Wolf in the West.

Read more about Emma.


Jenn Ely, illustrator

Jenn Ely loves a well-told story. She works on animated projects for film and television and illustrates books, such as If You Were a Kid Building a Pyramid. Jenn believes in trying things that might not work because that's what makes you grow. 

Read more about Jenn.

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ISBN: 978-1-62354-160-6

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Ages: 7-10
Page count: 32
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