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Sunflower Houses

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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.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 215.9 x 226.1 x 15.2mm | 453.6g
  • Workman Publishing
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • colour illustrations, watercolours
  • 0761123865
  • 9780761123866
  • 239,981

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.show more

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 Tolleyshow more

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)show more

Rating details

162 ratings
4.27 out of 5 stars
5 48% (77)
4 36% (59)
3 12% (20)
2 4% (6)
1 0% (0)
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