The Curious Garden
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The Curious Garden

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This gorgeously illustrated picture book opens to a detailed spread of a gray city. If you look closely, you can spot the tiny figure of a red-headed boy, Liam, walking down the street. THE CURIOUS GARDEN tells the story of how this young boy discovers a door that leads up to abandoned railroad tracks where he finds a forgotten garden. He cares for the plants and helps them flourish, and they gradually spread throughout the city, transforming it, bit by bit, into a lush, green world.

With spare text and breathtaking illustrations, and a classic feel reminiscent of THE LITTLE HOUSE and MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL, this is a magical picture book about the power that one small person can have to transform the world.
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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 48 pages
  • 225 x 332 x 10mm | 426g
  • Little, Brown Young Readers
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 48pp of Colour Illus throughout
  • 0316015474
  • 9780316015479
  • 84,652

Review Text

"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
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"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 * "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 * "A quiet but stirring fable of urban renewal, sure to capture imaginations."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
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About Peter Brown

Peter Brown is a graduate of the Arts Center College of Design in Pasadena. He grew up in New Jersey and now lives in Brooklyn.
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Rating details

5,774 ratings
4.28 out of 5 stars
5 49% (2,821)
4 34% (1,969)
3 14% (810)
2 2% (134)
1 1% (40)
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