The Curious Garden

Category: Book
By (author): Brown, Peter
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Lifestyles / City & Town Life
  JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / Environment
  JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / Weather
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Published: April 2009
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 40
Size: 11.25in x 8.87in x 0.50in
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Despite living in a highly industrialized landscape, Liam cannot resist the urge for outdoor exploration. One day in his travels, he discovers a small, undernourished patch of plant growth and decides to nurture it back to health. Liam's garden soon becomes "curious" about the rest of the city, with lovely and unexpected results!

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*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.
Review Quote*"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
Review Quote** "A quiet but stirring fable of urban renewal, sure to capture imaginations."-Publishers Weekly, starred review
Review Quote** "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
Biographical NotePeter 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