The Curious Garden

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The Curious Garden
Series: Character Traits, Curiosity
Genres: Juvenile Fiction, Picture Books
Tags: Ages 3-5, Ages 5-8
ASIN: 0316015474
ISBN: 0316015474

The Curious Garden is a New York Times bestselling modern classic exploring the perennial topic of environmentalism in an urban world. While out exploring one day, a little boy named Liam discovers a struggling garden and decides to take care of it.

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About the Book

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.

This New York Times bestselling modern classic explores the perennial topic of environmentalism in an urban world.

About the Author

Peter Brown writes and illustrates books for young whippersnappers. He grew up in Hopewell, New Jersey, where he spent his time imagining and drawing silly characters. He has a B.F.A. in Illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

After college Peter moved to Brooklyn, New York and spent several years painting backgrounds for animated TV shows. And then in 2003 he got a book deal to write and illustrate his first picture book. Since then he’s written and illustrated three more picture books, and illustrated several other books. His books have been adapted into plays and animated short films, they have been translated into a dozen languages, and they include the 2010 E.B. White award winner, Children’s Choice Award winner, and New York Times bestselling books.

You can find out more about Peter and his books at

A Few Reviews:

“Another great book by Peter Brown. The illustrations are really quite wonderful and the story moves quickly. It’s about cultivating gardens within abandoned areas of the city and is based on a true story about an old railway in Brooklyn. It captivated my daughter and I like the message it sends about inspiring others to plant trees and encourage gardens and plant life to grow where it otherwise wouldn’t, aka crowded cities.”

“…The book tells the story of a little boy who dreams big, and changes his city in a huge way. I love the moral that one person CAN make a difference in the world, and that little Liam starts out not knowing anything about his new interest (gardening) but through research, trial & error, and lots of hard work, he and the rest of the city reap a monumental reward. This is one of the most cherished books on our bookshelf.”

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