The Time Garden: A Magical Journey and Coloring Book

The Time Garden: A Magical Journey and Coloring Book

by Daria Song


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A dazzlingly beautiful adult coloring book for all ages, The Time Garden will sweep you away into a whimsical cuckoo clock–inspired world, created in intricate pen and ink by the internationally best-selling Korean artist Daria Song. Then, explore the magical world outside the clock through the eyes of a fairy in the sequel, The Time Chamber: A Magical Story and Coloring Book.

Journey through the doors of a mysterious cuckoo clock into its inky innerworkings to discover a magical land of clock gears, rooftops, starry skies, and giant flying owls—all ready for you to customize with whatever colors you can dream up.

Cuckoo . . . cuckoo . . . cuckoo . . . When the clock strikes midnight, you’ll wonder, was it all a dream?

The Time Garden features extra-thick craft paper, ideal for non bleed-through coloring, and the jacketed cover with flaps is removable and colorable. Special gold-foil stamping on the cover and spine and a To/From page make it perfect for gifting to adults and kids alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607749608
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 273,894
Product dimensions: 9.70(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

DARIA SONG is an author and artist from Seoul, Korea. Winner of the Kyung Hyang Arts Contest, Song has a master’s degree in fiber arts and has exhibited at numerous galleries and museums in Korea, Singapore, Turkey, and Hong Kong. She spent five years of her childhood in San Francisco, California, before returning to Korea, and the sense of wonder and mystery that comes from living in a far-off place inspired The Time Garden, an adult coloring book.

Read an Excerpt

There once was a little girl who had boundless imagination, and exploring was one of her favorite things to do. Every object in the house that caught her eye had a brilliant story of its own. 
One day, the little girl’s father brought home an antique cuckoo clock from Germany. The girl was captivated by the strange and exotic new clock. She could not understand how it worked without batteries, or any kind of electric power.

She was so curious that she decided to give it a closer look that night, after her parents went to bed, and she had the whole house to herself. 

Cuckoo, cuckoo . . . cuckoo. 

When the clock struck its final cuckoo at midnight, she climbed up the wall to take a closer look and was surprised to find a strange, red-haired little fairy inside, winding up the clockwork. The girl cried out in surprise and fell flat on her back. 

At that moment, she realized that her house had transformed into something different, something that looked like the exotic new clock from Germany. Just as she recovered her senses, she caught a glimpse of the red-haired fairy dashing away. The girl started to run after the fairy, and soon found herself in a world of fantasy and dreams. 

As she continued her journey, she saw a series of beautiful worlds one after the other, each full of mystery and allure. The girl and her fairy friend continued their adventure until she finally encountered the doorway back to reality.

Table of Contents

Thank you for purchasing our German
Black Forest Cuckoo Clock.
1. Please handle the cuckoo clock with care.
2. Hang the clock on a strong nail secured in the wall at a slight upward slant.
3. Do not open any parts of the clock. The company does not take responsibility for anything that may happen afterward.
4. Once opened, be careful not to disturb anything . . . or anyone.
5. Be aware when the clock strikes midnight!
6. Enjoy.

This piece is the star of our collection and designed for the most discerning connoisseur. 
1870 Antique Cuckoo Clock, Model #8263
18 x 9 x 6 inches  |  Two-year warranty
Made in Germany

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The Time Garden: A Magical Journey and Coloring Book 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Michi8788 More than 1 year ago
Beautiful coloring book! Makes me feel like a kid again!
Kristi-Reads More than 1 year ago
At work there's a lot of downtime when all of our employees know how to handle everything. Luckily, that's pretty often. Unfortunately, you're stuck at a desk waiting for an employee who can't handle their stuff. My fellow supervisors and I have started a community drawer with sudoku, crosswords, word searches and scrambles, and coloring books. If we get the lisa frank coloring books from the dollar store, we blaze through them. This book has enough detail to keep you busy and not so much that it's impossible to use color pencils. Even the book jacket has a pattern on the inside that you can color and hang somewhere. Definitely going tto grab a few copies for my coworkers this season! Thank you Blogging For Books for letting me read this in exchange for a review.
Reading_With_Cupcakes More than 1 year ago
Adult coloring books. One of my newest addictions. I am very happy to get to add this one to my collection. The Time Garden by Daria Song is a little different than most other coloring books that are out there right now. It is not only just a coloring book, it is also a story. There are some words to the story, but the pictures that you get to color are what really tell the story. It is a beautiful journey to get to take. In regards to the coloring pages themselves, they are on really nice paper. They are, however, double sided. You may be able to color them with marker if you desire, but I am too hesitant to try this out myself. I do not want to accidentally ruin the other side of the page. This is also unfortunate in that you can't really pull out a page that you absolutely love to frame. Well you can, if you don't mind taking a page out of the story! The pictures on the pages are actually quite detailed. Though they do range in the amount of detail they each contain. You are sure to find hours of coloring within this one coloring book alone, making it well worth the money you spend on this coloring book. This review is based on a copy provided by Blogging for Books in exchange for a fair and honest review. Find more of my reviews here:
Teresa_Konopka More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful coloring book for artists of all ages. While the story follows a girl in her dream thru time and space, females may find this book more suited for them. Besides the images themselves, there is some text to walk colorers through the story. The coloring pages themselves are quite intricate and take a bit of time to color--hence the title of TIME garden. Still, this book is quite relaxing and enjoyable. Whether there is a rainy day or just an early morning, this book is great for passing the time. The patterns are intricate enough to make you think what color patterns to use but not so detailed that you get frustrated trying to color in the lines. On the left is an example that this book reviewer colored.
IAmy More than 1 year ago
I’m sure many of you have heard or read articles about the latest craze of adult coloring books. They are all over the book stores and libraries and nursing homes are starting up coloring clubs for color enthusiasts of all ages. My own library has started up a program and when I came across this title I had to give it a shot. The book is simply beautiful, worthy of any gift giving occasion with the lovely foil stamping on the cover and spine. The pages have a nice feel to them and take a colored pencil well. The designs are very intricate and perhaps even a bit intimidating for those returning to the world of coloring. What I liked most about this coloring book though it that isn’t simple a collection of pictures based upon a theme and bound together. This coloring book has a story to go along with the beautiful artwork inside. The images then proceed to take us along with the main character on a great adventure! Like I said the pictures are very intricate and I would use very fine tipped markers or colored pencils with a sharpener on hand. This book would be great to keep someplace where you can spend a few minutes or longer working on a picture as you “watch” a movie with the spouse or visit on the phone or wait for an appointment. Actually this book would be perfect for those times you are stuck waiting on tech support to fix some issue because it might actually succeed in keeping you calm. This is my first adult coloring book and I’m afraid it has probably set the standard pretty high for the next that I add to my home library. There is only two things I would have changed about this book. The first is I wish it was bound different, with pages to are able to lay completely flat. To get to the inside of the pages for coloring you are going to have to break the binding. Also I would have mixed in some less intricate pictures so that “artists” of all skill level could enjoy picking out a picture to spend an afternoon with. It is simply a charming book though and I look forward to seeing the companion book that tells the story from the fairy’s perspective. This book is the beginning of a colorful and creative new hobby for me! I received a copy of this book from the publisher through Blogging for Books program for and honest review
Tati-S More than 1 year ago
I'd managed to somehow stay off of the 'adult coloring book' bandwagon until now, mostly because I regularly will pick up a 'kiddie' coloring book at a drugstore with a box of crayons and go to town. However, when I was given the opportunity to get a copy of The Time Garden I couldn't resist any longer. And boy am I glad I gave in! This book is so gorgeous I'm almost afraid to touch it. The crisp whiteness, and shiny foil of the cover would make a stylish wall print on its own, never mind the super intricate line work illustrations inside. Seriously, some of Song's work makes my jaw drop in awe. I especially adore how Song intertwined a story about a curious little girl climbing into a cuckoo clock to discover a magical land inside with the actual pages to color. Colored pencils, or fine tip markers seem to be the optimal fit for the intricacy on some of the pages; though I will have to test the paper to be certain if markers or felt pens would be a doable option without bleeding through to the flip side's illustration. All in all, I love this coloring book in every way! -Physical copy provided by Blogging For Books, in exchange for a review.