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While many garden writers exile children to fanciful play areas within a garden or seemingly pretend that gardeners don't have offspring, these authors are different. Liebreich, with Jutta Wagner and Annette Wendlend (respectively, coordinator, garden designer, and teen session manager, Chiswick House Kitchen Garden, London), annually invites 1000 schoolchildren to work alongside adults growing organic produce. Here they share tips for making children and teens an integral part of a family's working garden. Though ostensibly aimed at parents wanting active, healthier kids, the book will find a wider audience. Liebreich (Fallen Order: Intrigue, Heresy, and Scandal in the Rome of Galileo and Caravaggio) capably conveys growing information useful to anyone interested in kitchen gardening. There are no frivolous "kiddy projects," though there are many creative activities and healthy recipes in the month-by-month section. The plant directory of family-friendly veggies, fruits, herbs, and flowers uses an unobtrusive smiley-face icon to denote items particularly suitable for younger children to grow. Comments from London's littlest gardeners contrast nicely with gardening quotes from historic figures. This American edition is recommended for general readers.