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a mom of homeschool twinnies (boy and girl), an ex architect, a lecturer, a crafter, and a children book's author and illustrator. loves drawing, crafting, illustrating, making pretty things..

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Senin, 07 Januari 2013

The Curious Garden (Book Review)

Title: The Curious Garden
Author & Illustrator: Peter Brown
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Hardback, 40 pages
Genre: Ghildren's book, Picture book

Book Description
April 1, 2009 P and up
One boy's quest for a greener world... one garden at a time.

While out exploring one day, a little boy named Liam discovers a struggling garden and decides to take care of it. As time passes, the garden spreads throughout the dark, gray city, transforming it into a lush, green world.

This is an enchanting tale with environmental themes and breathtaking illustrations that become more vibrant as the garden blooms. Red-headed Liam can also be spotted on every page, adding a clever seek-and-find element to this captivating picture book.

The book is about a young boy named Liam, who one day goes wandering through his very industrial city. A city without trees, or flowers, or any sorts of growing things. As Liam is exploring he comes across some railroad tracks that have long been abandoned and notices a small patch of wild flowers growing there. The wild flowers are dying, and in obvious need of some TLC so Liam comes back the next day and tends to them. He comes back everyday after that and through his careful attention and ministrations his little garden begins to grow healthier and larger. Very soon his garden has gotten a mind of its own. Once again, no spoilers for the end! Read it and see what happens.


Brown includes a note at the end of the story stating that the inspiration for this story was the High Line Park in Manhattan.  Once an abandoned elevated train track, it's now a city park with community programs and gardens. 

1 komentar:

  1. A sweet idea... hopefully little by little people will start *thinking*... of the damage they do...

    Thank you for such beautiful blog and for lots of inspiration! :)) Your work is amazing


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