Planting the Wild Garden (Hardcover)

Planting the Wild Garden By Kathryn O. Galbraith, Wendy Anderson Halperin (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Eloquent text and stunning illustrations combine to explore the many ways seeds are distributed, including animals, weather and wind, human action, and even the plants themselves.

A farmer and her son carefully plant seeds in their garden. In the wild garden, many seeds are planted too, but not by farmers' hands. Different kinds of animals transport seeds, often without knowing it. Sometimes rain washes seeds away to a new location. And sometimes something extraordinary occurs, like when the pods of Scotch broom burst open explosively in the summer heat, scattering seeds everywhere like popcorn.

Kathryn Galbraith's lyrical prose seamlessly combines with Wendy Halperin's elegant, crisp illustrations to show how many elements work together through the seasons to create and sustain the wild meadow garden.

About the Author

Kathryn O. Galbraith grew up in Michigan with four brothers and several pets. The award-winning author of seventeen books, she taught writing for children at the University of Washington for nine years and has spoken at conferences across the country. She lives in Washington.

Wendy Anderson Halperin was born in Illinois and attended Syracuse University, Pratt Institute, and the California College of Arts and Crafts. She is the illustrator of over twenty-five books and also created the award-winning project "Drawing Children into Reading." She lives in Michigan.

Praise For…

"It's a thoroughly handsome book, suffused with calm."—Publishers Weekly

"There's plenty to pore over and savor; this title would germinate nicely in primary classrooms and sow curiosity in one-on-one sharing."—Kirkus Reviews

"A natural choice for curriculum connections."—Booklist

"From the elegant seed-full endpapers to the carefully selected font, this is a lovely introduction to the modes of seed dispersal"—School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781561455638
ISBN-10: 1561455636
Publisher: Peachtree
Publication Date: April 5th, 2011
Pages: 32
Language: English