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The Curious Garden

Brown, Peter (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Curious Garden


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Liam discovers a hidden garden and with careful tending spreads color throughout the gray city.
Authors: Brown, Peter, 1979-
Title: The curious garden
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown,, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,29 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Peter Brown
Summary: Liam discovers a hidden garden and with careful tending spreads color throughout the gray city.
ISBN: 9780316015479
0316015474
Branch Call Number: jE BROWN 2009
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Report This Mar 02, 2014
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I’ll admit to you right off the bat that I read the book once, and then put it away without another thought. Then I read the book a second time and my interest was peaked. About the moment I read the book a third time I was hooked for good. Peter Brown’s story isn’t what one would call exactly subtle, but what he’s managed to do here is tell a good story without falling into the usual traps and trials so many environmental picture books have found themselves enmeshed in before. No small feat.

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  • diggie rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

perfect for adults.

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  • lbloom rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A good little story about wanting to do something on your own and watching it grow.

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  • lwd rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A lovely story about how a boy brings beauty and nature to a polluted city landscape.

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  • dntblnk rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

look what we can do if we only try

Report This Aug 31, 2009
  • sit_walk rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Nice environmental message, striking art, and a couple of laugh-out-loud moments.

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  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

In a city like any city where the people spend their time mostly indoors, there lives a boy named Liam. A curious lad, one day Liam stumbles on a stairwell that leads up to some old railway tracks. Upon following the tracks he is delighted to discover a small patch of green in need of a gardener. Though at first he makes a lot of mistakes, Liam becomes better and better at helping the tough little weeds and flowers to grow. The garden, which is as curious as Liam, spreads. Sometimes in a good way. Sometimes in a bad way. And as people notice the growth they too are inspired to start their own gardens. Years later, the city is transformed and Liam (who has married and had children in the interim) is still there. Pruning and tending and happy. Inspired by the beauty of New York’s High Line park (an old elevated railway recently converted into a lush garden) Brown tells the tale of a city melded with nature, producing something utterly new and entirely beautiful.

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  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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A selection from the Weston Woods production of Peter Brown's "The Curious Garden".

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