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A curious boy named Liam is exploring his drab, gray city one day when he comes a cross a struggling garden. He decides to help the plants grow, never imagining what he is starting. As time passes, the garden takes a life of its own and spreads across the city, changing everything in its path. Bit by bit, the city is transformed, becoming a lush, green world. This magical story relates how one boy's dream and the efforts of one small person an help change the world. Recommended for ages 4 to 8.
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.
Peter Brown is the author and illustrator of many bestselling children's books, including Children Make Terrible Pets and The Curious Garden. 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. Peter's website is www.peterbrownstudio.com.
"A quietly marvelous picture book... Echoing the themes of The Secret Garden, it is an ecological fable, a whimsical tale celebrating perseverance and creativity."The New York Times
* "A quiet but stirring fable of urban renewal, sure to capture imaginations."Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "The art is spectacular and the book might inspire children to engage in small projects to improve their own neighborhoods."School Library Journal, starred review