"A quietly marvelous picture book... Echoing the themes of The Secret Garden,
it is an ecological fable, a whimsical tale celebrating perseverance and creativity."—The New York Times
* "A quiet but stirring fable of urban renewal, sure to capture imaginations."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "The art is spectacular and the book might inspire children to engage in small projects to improve their own neighborhoods."—School Library Journal, starred review
About the Author
Peter Brown is the author and illustrator of many bestselling children's books, including Children Make Terrible Pets and The Curious Garden. He is the recipient of a Caldecott Honor for Creepy Carrots!, two E.B. White Read Aloud Awards, a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book award, and a Children's Choice Award for Illustrator of the Year. Peter's website is www.peterbrownstudio.com.