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.

"A quietly marvelous picture book... Echoing the themes of The Secret Garden, it is an ecological fable, a whimsical tale celebrating perseverance and creativity."―The New York Times

* "A quiet but stirring fable of urban renewal, sure to capture imaginations."―Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "The art is spectacular and the book might inspire children to engage in small projects to improve their own neighborhoods."―School Library Journal, starred review

Publication Details

  • Published: 2009
  • Publisher: Little, Brown, and Co.,
  • ISBN-10: 0316015474
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316015479

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