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Evan and his dog do everything together. They play and read and eat. But mostly you will find them tending to Evan's extraordinary garden, where flowers and other good things flourish and reach for the sky.But friends don't always stay forever, and when Evan loses his, he destroys the place that meant the most to them, and creates something to match his mood. Something ugly and twisted, sad and stubborn, ragged and rough - and he likes it that way. Until one day . . . New York Times-bestselling author Brian Lies has created a breathtakingly beautiful and luminescent book about loss and grief, love and hope, and the healing power of friendship, curiosity, and nature.

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Brian Lies

Brian Lies is the author/illustrator of the 2019 Caldecott Honor winner THE ROUGH PATCH, and of GOT TO GET TO BEAR'S! He also created the New York Times bestselling bat series, including BATS AT THE BEACH, BATS AT THE LIBRARY, BATS AT THE BALLGAME, and BATS IN THE BAND. He's the author and/or llustrator of more than two dozen other books, including MALCOLM AT MIDNIGHT (by W.H. Beck, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and MORE (by I.C. Springman, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) . He has won many awards for his work, including the 2011 Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award (Kansas State picture book award) . Born in Princeton, New Jersey, Brian lives in eastern Massachusetts with his wife and daughter. He has loved libraries and books since he was little, and enjoys working with students in schools around the country. When he travels, he rarely misses an opportunity to explore the local library.

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