The Curious Garden

4.30 (6,399 Ratings by Goodreads)
The Curious Garden

The Curious Garden

4.30 (6,399 Ratings by Goodreads)
Published: 2 July, 2009
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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.


Winner of New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association Award (Picture Book) 2009,Winner of E.B. White Read Aloud Award (Picture Book) 2010,Commended for Indies Choice Book Awards (Picture Book) 2010,Commended for Cybils (Fiction Picture Book) 2009,Short-listed for Georgia Children's Book Award (Picture Storybook) 2012,Short-listed for North Carolina Children's Book Award (Picture Book) 2011,Short-listed for Young Hoosier Book Award (Picture Book) 2012,Short-listed for Nevada Young Readers' Award (Picture Book) 2013,Short-listed for Volunteer State Book Awards (Grades K-3) 2011,Short-listed for Golden Archer Award (Primary) 2011

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

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.

Type Book
ISBN 9780316015479
Number Of Pages 48
Item Weight 426 g
Product Dimensions 225 x 332 x 10 mm
Publisher Little, Brown & Company
Format Hardback