The Curious Garden

4.29 (6,222 Ratings by Goodreads)
The Curious Garden

The Curious Garden

4.29 (6,222 Ratings by Goodreads)
Picture Book
ISBN13: 9780316015479
Published Date: 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.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 48
Item Weight 421 Gram
Product Dimensions 224 x 15 x 286
Publisher Little Brown Book Group
Format Picture Book | 48
Book Overview In this beautifully illustrated environmental story by Peter Brown, a young boy tends to a meagre garden which blossoms and spreads across the city.

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.