Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

Category: Book
By (author): Messner, Kate
Illustrated By: Neal, Christopher Silas
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / General
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Botany
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Flowers & Plants
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Published: March 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 56
Size: 12.00in x 8.00in
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$ 11.99
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From The Publisher*A companion to the new Over and Under the Pond and the beloved Over and Under the Snow , this sweet exploration of the hidden world and many lives of a garden through the course of a year could not be more lovely," according to the Washington Post . Up in the garden, the world is full of green-leaves and sprouts, growing vegetables, ripening fruit. But down in the dirt there is a busy world of earthworms digging, snakes hunting, skunks burrowing, and all the other animals that make a garden their home. In this exuberant and lyrical book, discover the wonders that lie hidden between stalks, under the shade of leaves… and down in the dirt."
Review Quote*AWARDS: The hardcover received several awards and honors. A Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year A Regional Indie Bestseller (New England, Great Lakes) A WSRA Picture This! List selection A Great Lakes Great Book Award winner REVIEWS: The hardcover got great reviews! 'Idyllically rustic. . . . Captur[es] a mood that's both languid and teeming with life.' -The New York Times 'Could not be more lovely.' -The Washington Post 'Will have readers itching to get their hands dirty.' -The Baltimore Sun 'Enchanting. . . . A beautiful, informative addition to any collection.' -School Library Journal 'Stunning.' -The Horn Book PRAISE AND AWARDS FOR THE COMPANION BOOK, OVER AND UNDER THE SNOW: An ALA Notable Book A New York Times Notable Children's Picture Book A New York Times Editor's Choice A Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year A Capitol Choices Final Reading List selection A Cooperative Children's Book Choices Reading List selection 'Messner packs much information into the serene wintry landscape, beautifully captured in Neal's stunning retro-style illustrations.' -The New York Times [star] 'Beautifully rendered.' -The Horn Book, starred review [star] '[A] lovely study of the ways animals spend the winter.' -Publishers Weekly, starred review
Biographical NoteKate Messner is a middle school teacher and the author of several books for young readers. She lives on Lake Champlain. Christopher Silas Neal is an award-winning illustrator. He currently teaches illustration at Pratt Institute and lives in Brooklyn, New York.