Sunflower Houses

Sunflower Houses

Paperback Inspiration from the Garden

By (author) Sharon Lovejoy

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  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 226mm x 15mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 31 August 2001
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0761123865
  • ISBN 13: 9780761123866
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations, watercolours
  • Sales rank: 243,220

Product description

What a pleasure it is to re-present Sharon Lovejoy's SUNFLOWER HOUSES for a new generation of children and parents. A magical book of adventures and appreciations written and illustrated by the author of ROOTS, SHOOTS, BUCKETS AND BOOTS, this award-winning title was published by a small press in Colorado in 1991; sold 50,000 copies and after it went out of print, lived on as something of a cult classic. The reviews say it all: "A fetching primer on gardening for children...Irresistible" Smithsonian. "What child, or indeed adult, would not be delighted? (Lovejoy's) recollections are wonderful, as are the illustrations." - Victoria. Celebrating the lore of the garden and the joy of interacting with nature, SUNFLOWER HOUSES is a unique garden lover's miscellany, a collection of memories, poems, activities, garden plans, crafts, botanical riddles, stories, games and planting projects. There are inspirations for a Floral Clock Garden, A Child's Own Rainbow, Faerie Tea Parties and, of course, the Sunflower House. Plus, from garden lovers, stories of favourite flowers. Throughout there are the artist's warm and appealing watercolours of a life in gardening remembered.

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Review quote

A fetching primer on gardening for children, chockablock with botanical lore . Green-thumbed adults will also find this an irresistible excursion into old-fashioned garden history. "The Smithsonian" [Sunflower Houses] lit up my life, and indeed, may go on doing so for many years to come. Enchanting! "American Library Book Review" "What child, or adult, would not be delighted? [Lovejoy's] recollections are wonderful, as are the illustrations!" Emelie Tolley "

Back cover copy

Celebrate the lore of the garden and the joys of interacting with nature. Filled with cozy recollections and garden poems, a plant abecedarium and the charm of pansies, how to grow a zucchini fish in a bottle and why every garden needs a swing, this unique miscellany insures that the memorable outdoor experiences of childhood will be passed on from one generation to the next. Illustrating the book throughout are the author s warm and appealing watercolors of a life in gardening remembered."

Flap copy

Remember making clover chains, hollyhock dolls, and firefly lanterns? Or hosting a faerie tea party? Remember checking the clock when the Four O'Clocks bloomed? These simple pleasures, and hundreds more, are gathered here in a magical book of inspiration from the garden. WHAT CHILD, OR ADULT, WOULD NOT BE DELIGHTED? "LOVEJOY'S" RECOLLECTIONS ARE WONDERFUL, AS ARE THE ILLUSTRATIONS! (VICTORIA MAGAZINE)