Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

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In this exuberant and lyrical follow-up to the award-winning Over and Under the Snow, discover the wonders that lie hidden between stalks, under the shade of leaves . . . and down in the dirt. Explore the hidden world and many lives of a garden through the course of a year!
Up in the garden, the world is full of green-leaves and sprouts, growing vegetables, ripening fruit. But down in the dirt exists a busy world-earthworms dig, snakes hunt, skunks burrow-populated by all the animals that make a garden their home.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 52 pages
  • 208 x 316 x 13mm | 480g
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • 1452119368
  • 9781452119366
  • 73,467

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"Offers excellent coming attractions for what youngsters can expect when they try to grow something."--Reading Today "The harmonious relationships above and below ground, and those between the two, emphasize the complexities of the garden ecosystem, as well as the joys of sustained engagement with the land."--The Horn Book Magazine "This is a really sweet book that explains how nature helps make a garden, with teamwork."--This Kid Reviews Books "This beautifully illustrated work shines a light on life beneath the surface."--Modern Luxury: Manhattan "Will have readers itching to get their hands dirty."--Baltimore Sun
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About Kate Messner

Kate Messner is the award-winning author of Over and Under the Snow and more than a dozen other books for young readers. Kate lives on Lake Champlain with her family. When shes not writing, she loves spending time outsidecross country skiing, hiking, swimming, and digging in her gardens. Learn more at her website www.katemessner.com
Christopher Silas Neal
is an award-winning illustrator whose work has been published in a variety of books, magazines, and featured on television. He is a regular contributor to the New York Times and shows his art at various galleries nationwide. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn and teaches at Pratt Institute. Find out more about Chris at www.redsilas.com
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1,360 ratings
4.15 out of 5 stars
5 37% (503)
4 44% (604)
3 16% (214)
2 2% (34)
1 0% (5)
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