Lydia Grace Finch brings a suitcase full of seeds to the city, where she goes to stay with her uncle. there she initiates a gradual transformation, bit by bit brightening the shop and bringing smiles to customers' faces with the flowers she grows. She also manages to help her dour uncle to smile in his own way. Written as letters back to her parents, this is a lovely story which exemplifies the adage "brighten the corner where your are." a Caldecott Honor book. Ages 4-9.