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  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Lovely idea, and, according to the author's note, plausible. But I dunno, something about this didn't quite engage me. Still, I do recommend sharing it with all the children you know - maybe there is ... Read full review

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User Review  - bigkristin - LibraryThing

There are many reasons why I like this book. First, the illustrations are impeccable. The words go right along with the pictures and this helps young readers visualize what they are reading, making ... 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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