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The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
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The Curious Garden (2009)

by Peter Brown, Weston Woods

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I really love this book largely because of the illustrations and the message it conveys to the reader. The illustrator is Peter Brown whom I am a big fun. As an Elementary school student Peter Brown came and spoke at my school and I have loved him ever since. The illustrations are very detailed and leave a lot to the imagination. Peter Brown really uses colors to help with the whimsical feel of the illustrations which is very fun for the reader. Additionally, the message of the book is all about what it would be like if people took more of an interest in combining nature and cities. The book portrays beautifully how life always finds a way even in the darkest of places. This is an inspiring book for readers to read because it shows what a difference just one person can make.
  crodge3 | Apr 9, 2019 |
Gardening Fiction, Picture Book, Grades PK-5
It is a unique story with great illustrations. It has a good message and a happy hopeful story. The main character makes a discovery of a small garden in a city that he helps grow and spread throughout the city. ( )
  ebroph2 | Apr 4, 2019 |
The curious garden is about a boy who leaves in a bleak, dark and dreary town where nothing happens and there is no life. Until one day, when exploring the old rails, he discovers some tiny plants. The boy devotes his time to taking care of these plants, helping them to grow and to spread until his garden spreads through the whole town. Soon the whole town joins in, and life is brought back to the city. Use for teaching effective questioning. Why do you think no one wants to be outside? DO you think he will find anything on those old rails? Why do you think he is so excited about the city? Can you tell me about why you like being outside? Why do you think people are coming outside now? What role does the garden play in this story?
  missalyssanoelle | Jun 7, 2018 |
While out exploring in the city one day, a little boy named Liam discovers a struggling garden on an elevated railroad track and decides to take care of it. As time passes with the little boy's tender gardening care, the mosses and plants spread, transforming the dark, gray city into a lush, green world.
  wichitafriendsschool | Oct 16, 2017 |
Beautifully imagined and captivatingly drawn, we loved exploring the gardens and the changed city scape at the end of this book. ( )
  lissabeth21 | Oct 3, 2017 |
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Echoing the themes of “The Secret Garden,” it is an ecological fable, a whimsical tale celebrating perseverance and creativity, and a rousing paean, encouraging every small person and every big person that they too can nurture their patch of earth into their very own vision of Eden.
 

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For my curious grandmother "Petey"
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There one was a city without gardens or trees or greenery of any kind.
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A little boy named Liam, lives in a big city that doesn't have gardens or trees.  Everyone stayed inside, but Liam could be found outside even on rainy days.  One day he found some plant that were trying to grow on some unused railroad tracks, but they needed to be taken care of.  Liam began to take care of the little garden and before long the city was one big garden....and all the people came outdoors!
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316015474, Hardcover)

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.

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Liam discovers a hidden garden and with careful tending spreads color throughout the gray city.

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