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The Curious Garden (Hardcover)

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    Staff Reviews


    This one is a recent fave. Great illustrations and it's about the Highline in NYC so it has fun local appeal. Once he's old enough to understand, Adrian will totally love visiting the Highline in person after reading about a boy who began a beautiful garden on top of an elevated old subway line. (Christine and Adrian)

    — From Adrian

    This one is a recent fave. Great illustrations and it's about the Highline in NYC so it has fun local appeal. Once he's old enough to understand, Adrian will totally love visiting the Highline in person after reading about a boy who began a beautiful garden on top of an elevated old subway line. (Christine and Adrian)

    — From Adrian

    April 2009 Indie Next List


    “Peter Brown gives us the story of a boy who sets out to brighten his dingy bit of the world through the magical, transformative act of gardening. Beautiful and offbeat, readers will certainly fall in love with this irresistibly curious corner of the world.”
    — Meghan Dietsche Goel, Book People, Austin, TX

    Description


    This New York Times bestselling modern classic explores the perennial topic of environmentalism in an urban world, from the creator of The Wild Robot and Mr. Tiger Goes Wild
    One boy's quest for a greener world... one garden at a time.

    While out exploring one day, a little boy named Liam discovers a struggling garden and decides to take care of it. As time passes, the garden spreads throughout the dark, gray city, transforming it into a lush, green world.

    This is an enchanting tale with environmental themes and breathtaking illustrations that become more vibrant as the garden blooms. Red-headed Liam can also be spotted on every page, adding a clever seek-and-find element to this captivating picture book.

    About the Author


    Peter Brown is the author and illustrator of many bestselling children's books, including Children Make Terrible Pets, The Curious Garden, and The Wild Robot. He is the recipient of a Caldecott Honor for Creepy Carrots!, two E.B. White Read Aloud Awards, a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book award, and a Children's Choice Award for Illustrator of the Year.
    Product Details
    ISBN: 9780316015479
    ISBN-10: 0316015474
    Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers
    Publication Date: April 1st, 2009
    Pages: 40
    Language: English