The Garden in the City

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
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. Her polished, softly tinted paintings are as successful in their horticultural presentation as in their stylish cityscapes--replete with sidewalk vendors and walled houses. As the children learn gardening fundamentals, Muller diagrams such projects as pressing leaves, making a spider from pins--even an easy recipe for ``Ben's fruit drink.'' A few points mislead: the garden plan shows the children's plots situated close to the north side of a wall, where they'd get little sun; Caroline is pictured sprinkling chemical fertilizer with bare hands, with the open bag next to her face--not a healthy practice. In addition, some directions are vague but, overall, the narrative, as it follows the siblings through the seasons, has an engaging quality. And though simplistic, much general nature lore is conveyed in just a few pages. Ages 5-10. (Feb.)
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-- This pretty, purposeful book was first published in Germany. Caroline and Ben and their parents move to a new house in a European city and transform its neglected grounds into a beautiful garden. They are helped by elderly Aunt Lisa and by Luke, a wheelchair-bound neighbor. The detailed, colorful pictures have a continental flavor and a natural romantic style. The text seems to be a story, but is really a how-to gardening manual, including plans, tools, planting instructions, and nature crafts. Neither the story nor the information is successful: the plot is scattered, the writing is stiff, and the garden facts offer readers fast, unrealistic expectations. Too much has been attempted, and the result is choppy and distracting. --Carolyn Jenks, formerly at Oyster River Elementary School, Durham, NH
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780525446972
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/26/1992
  • Edition description: 1st American ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Age range: 5 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.48 (w) x 11.52 (h) x 0.44 (d)

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