The Garden in the City by Gerda Muller

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Gardening tips and ideas abound in a story about two children, Ben and Caroline, who discover the excitement in nurturing a flower bed and eating the vegetables that they grew themselves.
 

About Gerda Muller

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Gerda Muller was born in 1926 in Naarden, Holland. She attended the Fine Arts School of Amsterdam and Ecole Estienne of Paris. She has illustrated over 120 books for children and her books have been translated into many languages. She is the illustrator of the Seasons board books, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and Where Do They Go When It Rains? (all Floris Books).
 
Published March 9, 1989 by Macdonald. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books. Fiction

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In loving detail, the Dutch-born artist (who lives in Paris) describes the process of transformation, providing labeled pictures of tools, maps of the proposed new arrangement, and a yearlong narrative of tasks done, planting and harvest, people who come to help, and the many pleasures and uses o...

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When their family moves, Ben and Caroline get a chance to have a garden of their own, ``right in the middle of the city.'' Though not strictly a how-to, Muller's book combines--in a manner reminiscent of Linnea in Monet's Garden --a cozy, uncomplicated story with abundant practical information.

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