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The Children's Garden

Growing Food in the City

8-1/2 x 11; $16.99

32 pages

ISBN: 9781570619847

Welcome to the Children’s Garden--a beautiful place to connect with nature and the food cycle! Illustrated with colorful paintings, this charming picture book features a diverse group of children connecting to food through hands-on outdoor activity.
 
Down the road from Woodlawn Avenue, on a street called Sunnyside, there’s a garden patch grown by children who live in the neighborhood. A sign on the garden’s gate says: Children’s Garden, WELCOME! That means: Come in, please. Listen, see, smell, touch--even taste!

In rich prose and lush illustrations, this charming picture book shows children as urban farmers, exploring the sights, smells, sensations, and tastes of growing their own food in a community garden. The story invites young readers to enjoy summer’s bounty and the hands-on experience of tending and harvesting it, while the colorful illustrations depict a multicultural community of children learning about and enjoying a sustainable, local food system.

CAROLE LEXA SCHAEFER is an award-winning children’s book author. She has written over 20 picture books and easy readers published with four major publishing companies. Schaefer lives on Camano Island, WA.

PIERR MORGAN has published extensively with major publishers. She has been an artist in residence at the Seattle Children’s Museum. She lives on Bainbridge Island, WA.

"This charming look at a cooperative project outdoors in fresh air and sunshine captures the appeal of gardening and may inspire children to plant some seeds of their own."
Kirkus Reviews, starred 
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