Good Things

Illustrated by Alleanna Harris
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Hardcover
$18.99 US
8.38"W x 10.31"H x 0.34"D  
On sale Aug 01, 2023 | 32 Pages | 978-0-593-40364-8
| Preschool - 3
Reading Level: Lexile AD540L | Fountas & Pinnell N
From Plant Doctor Maryah Greene, as seen on Good Morning America, Vogue and The Cut, comes a beautiful and necessary picture book about a little boy who loses his father and pays homage to his life through the growth and love of plants.

Malcolm loves everything about his dad, "Pops"; the way he looks out for everyone in the neighborhood; the way he always seems to know the right thing to say, and especially, the way he cares for his plants. Malcolm has dreamed of having plants that will grow as big and healthy as Pop’s but making that into a reality is turning out to be much harder than he thought. To keep him going, Pops reminds Malcolm that "Good things take time." But when Pops unexpectedly passes away, and his plants are left to Malcolm; Malcolm feels like there is too much responsibility on his shoulders and hurt in his heart.

With Good Things, Maryah Greene tells a tender and honest story about loss, hope and memory. While gorgeous and colorful illustrations by Alleanna Harris bring this world to life.
Maryah Greene is a New York based, Japan-bred Plant Stylist & Consultant. She is a graduate from the Bank Street College of Education mastering General Education and Literacy. Much like her plants, Maryah knows what it’s like to start from seed and has no intention of stopping anytime soon. Good Things is her first book. 
 
You can find Maryah on Instagram @greene.piece and TikTok @greenepiece. 

Alleanna Harris is an illustrator and artist from Willingboro, New Jersey. She graduated from the University of the Arts in 2015 with a BFA in Animation and is inspired by the beauty in everyday things. Her previous books include such titles as Making Their Voices Heard: The Inspiring Friendship of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe, Patricia's Vision: The Doctor Who Saved Sight, and The Journey of York: The Unsung Hero of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Visit her online at alleannaharris.com and on Instagram @alleannaharris.

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From Plant Doctor Maryah Greene, as seen on Good Morning America, Vogue and The Cut, comes a beautiful and necessary picture book about a little boy who loses his father and pays homage to his life through the growth and love of plants.

Malcolm loves everything about his dad, "Pops"; the way he looks out for everyone in the neighborhood; the way he always seems to know the right thing to say, and especially, the way he cares for his plants. Malcolm has dreamed of having plants that will grow as big and healthy as Pop’s but making that into a reality is turning out to be much harder than he thought. To keep him going, Pops reminds Malcolm that "Good things take time." But when Pops unexpectedly passes away, and his plants are left to Malcolm; Malcolm feels like there is too much responsibility on his shoulders and hurt in his heart.

With Good Things, Maryah Greene tells a tender and honest story about loss, hope and memory. While gorgeous and colorful illustrations by Alleanna Harris bring this world to life.

Author

Maryah Greene is a New York based, Japan-bred Plant Stylist & Consultant. She is a graduate from the Bank Street College of Education mastering General Education and Literacy. Much like her plants, Maryah knows what it’s like to start from seed and has no intention of stopping anytime soon. Good Things is her first book. 
 
You can find Maryah on Instagram @greene.piece and TikTok @greenepiece. 

Alleanna Harris is an illustrator and artist from Willingboro, New Jersey. She graduated from the University of the Arts in 2015 with a BFA in Animation and is inspired by the beauty in everyday things. Her previous books include such titles as Making Their Voices Heard: The Inspiring Friendship of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe, Patricia's Vision: The Doctor Who Saved Sight, and The Journey of York: The Unsung Hero of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Visit her online at alleannaharris.com and on Instagram @alleannaharris.

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