An enchanting book from a prize-winning author, about the magic of growing things. When Scarlette Beane is born, the tips of her fingers glow green and her mother knows she will grow up to do something wonderful. One night Scarlette plants some seeds, while her fingers flash green sparks. The ensuing giant vegetable are so huge, the whole village harvest sthem with bulldozers and soup is made in a concrete mixer. But this just shows how small the house is, so Scarlette does do something wonderful: at dead of night she plants seeds, her fingers sparkle, and the next morning she has a marvellous mansion of vegetables for her family to move into. Jon Berkely has illustrated in rich and vivid colour. Karen Wallace has written 60 books for children. Her publishers include Walker Books, HarperCollins, Hodder and Puffin. Her book 'Think of an Eel' won the Kurt Maschler award, the Times Educational Award and, in US, the Parent's Choice Gold award and the Blue Ribbon.This is her first book for OUP. Karen also writes for children's TV, including 'Wizadora'. Her major new series is a Henson/Carlton production to be screened this year.
She was born in Ontario, Canada and now lives in Kington, Herefordshire. Jon Berkeley was born in Dublin, but now lives in Barcelona with his wife and five children. This is his first picture book.show more