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The Imaginary Garden

Larsen, Andrew (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Imaginary Garden


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Univ of Toronto Pr
In this wondrous picture book bursting with mixed-media art, an imaginary garden is the center of a special relationship between a girl and her grandfather.
Theodora loved her grandfather's old garden. His new apartment's balcony is too windy and small for a garden. But what appears to be a drawback soon leads to a shared burst of creativity as Theo and her Poppa decide to paint a new garden. As they work side by side -- sowing seeds with brushes and paint -- a masterpiece begins to take shape that transforms the balcony into an abundant garden. When Poppa goes away on holiday, Theo helps nurture the garden and it begins to take on a life of its own. This garden grows not from soil but from love, imagination and creativity. Readers will marvel at each stage of this fertile garden as it grows from seed to full flower, revealing the power of art to enrich our lives.

Baker & Taylor
To replace his old garden, Theodora and her grandfather decide to paint a garden on the balcony of his new apartment, which takes on a life of its own thanks to Theo's love, imagination, and creativity.

Authors: Larsen, Andrew, 1960-
Title: The imaginary garden
Publisher: Toronto ;, Tonawanda, NY :, Kids Can Press,, c2009
Characteristics: [30] p. :,col. ill. ;,24 x 26 cm.
Audience: For ages 3-7
Additional Contributors: Luxbacher, Irene - 1970-
ISBN: 1554532795
9781554532797
Branch Call Number: LAR
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Report This Jul 10, 2012
  • rahave rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

ilove this book becase it remerber that once i plant a garden on my wallsin my bedroom also ilovethe picter

Report This Apr 07, 2011
  • AOOLCOOLKIDS rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Grade 1a -This book was very colourful. The illustrator was very good at drawing the imaginary garden when it was done. This book was interesting. It was cool. We gave this book 31/2 stars because it only had two characters and it was very long.

OLA Forest of Reading 2011 Blue Spruce title.

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