The Curious Garden

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Apr 1, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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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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User Review  - ruta, picturebook buyer - Borders

The story has been told several times before in picturebooks: STORY OF FROG BELLY RAT BONE, THE FLOWER MAN, THE FLOWER, and THE TIN FOREST, to name a few. Basically the world is dark and barren. One ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rob - Goodreads

I LOVE this book's style. I've have seen friends with "gifts" for sports, music, writing, etc. waste them. People without gifts pursue the same things but with passion and determination! -They will ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Peter Brown is the author and illustrator of many bestselling children's books, including Children Make Terrible Pets and The Curious Garden. He is the recipient of a Caldecott Honor for Creepy Carrots!, two E.B. White Read Aloud Awards, a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book award, and a Children's Choice Award for Illustrator of the Year. Peter's website is

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