The Little Green Pea

It's not easy being a pea. Especially when you're growing in row 53. And even worse when you dream of becoming a tree. Yes, everyone laughs at this little green pea. But one day a farmer shucks the little green pea, along with everyone else in row 53. And the pea is on his way to realizing his dream...in a roundabout way...that involves a wiggling worm and a big mud pile. This cleverly told "eco" fable illustrates that good things do come to those who wait, and hope, and dream.Alison Barber spent her childhood seeking creative ways to avoid eating vegetables, especially peas. She later used that creativity and studied theater performance at Humber College in Toronto. Alison now lives in Toronto, working as a professional actor and writer. Paige Keiser's first drawing surface was the bedroom wall at age two, but with encouragement from her parents she graduated to regular paper. Career choices included wanting to be a Disney animator or working in fine arts, but after discovering the art of N.C. Wyeth, she found her calling as an illustrator. Paige lives in Burke, Virginia.

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Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 4
Reading Level
Dewey E
Lexile
ATOS Reading Level 3.2
Guided Reading Level
Language English
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Available Formats Hardcover (9781585364480)
Copyright 2009
Number of Pages 28
Dimensions 10 x 10
Graphics Full-color illustrations
  • Chicago Book Clinic Honrable Mention--Children's Picture Book Category, Commended, 2009
  • National Best Books Award Finalist: Children's Picture Book Hardcover Fiction Category, Runner-up, 2009

Author: Alison Barber

Alison Barber, author of The Little Green Pea, spent her childhood seeking creative ways to avoid eating vegetables, especially peas. She later used that creativity and studied theater performance at Humber College in Toronto. Alison now lives in Toronto working as a professional actor and writer.

Illustrator: Paige Keiser

Paige Keiser's first drawing surface was the bedroom wall at age two, but with encouragement from her parents she graduated to regular paper. Career choices included wanting to be a Disney animator or working in fine arts, but after discovering the art of N.C. Wyeth, she found her calling as an illustrator. Paige lives in Burke, Virginia. The Little Green Pea is Paige's first book with Sleeping Bear Press.