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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 4/2009
While exploring his dreary, gray city one afternoon, a curious little boy named Liam discovers "a lonely patch of color" -- scraggly flowers and plants struggling to survive in the dull, urban wasteland. Though he knows nothing about caring for plants, Liam begins to look after these stems and vines and blooms, and the tenacious little plants recover until soon bits of green and splashes of color are popping up all over. The garden wends its way among brick and concrete, transforming the city into a lush green wonderland and its inhabitants into a vibrant community of gardeners and caretakers. The Curious Garden is an enchanting testament to the value of green space and the power of one person to improve the world.
Recommended by Megan