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Hollyhock Days : Garden Adventures for the Young at Heart Hardcover – 1994

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(Sharon Lovejoy) has written these two splendid books for parents or grandparents or grownup friends to share with children. -- Children's Book Review, Summer 1995

Hollyhock Days is a book to read curled up in front of a warm fire on a cold day.... -- International Herb Association Newsletter, Portia Meares,

If television's Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood had a visiting gardener, it would make perfect sense to cast Sharon Lovejoy.... -- Country America, March 1995

Lovejoy's book...tapped the tremendous longing people of all ages have to experience nature and to thrill...at its unending beauty.... -- The News Journal, Wilmington, DE, Jane Harriman, June 1995

The text is beautifully written and illustrated with delicate magical watercolor drawings. A treasure. Keep it up, Sharon. -- American Library Book Review, October 1995

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Gardening is fun, and it can also be funny-all you need is good soil, water, sunshine, seeds, and a sense of humor. "Hollyhock Days" will introduce kids and grown-ups alike to the joys of nature through interesting facts, memories, heartwarming stories, garden plans and porjects.

Being a gardener doesn't require fancy tools and a big yard, says the book's author, Sharon Lovejoy, whose favorite gardening tool is a big kitchen spoon borrowed from her mother. The simple hands-on projects in "Hollyhock Days" foster a renewed and childlike sense of the wonders to be found in everyone's backyard.

You'll learn how to have fun with carrots, create a hollyhock tent, tickle sunflowers, make a caterpillar cave, wash with a squash, and much, much more. Adorned with delightful illustrations by Sharon, this light hearted volume is the ideal companion to her other books.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 95 pages
  • Publisher: Interweave Pr; First Edition, First Printing edition (1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1883010012
  • ISBN-13: 978-1883010010
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.8 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,248,257 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A companion book to her popular classic "Sunflower Houses," this treasure book also can stand on it's own to give as a gift to children through grandparents...the watercolors range from the whimsical to botanical impressions. I use this as a guidebook when I seek inspiration, good memories, and ideas beyond the practical garden books.
This book starts at planning a simple garden for children and adults and closes with a friendly conversation about garden critters. Each section mingles garden memories from children to grandparents, and includes poems, delicate illustrations, lists of plants, and ideas in a gentle and nostalgic way. This book inspires me to plan garden time even after a hard day or a sleepy early morning rising.
My family members have always loved beautiful gardens for good, healthy eating, quiet work, or simply to gain pleasure in sweet smells and bright blooms. This book celebrates not only the garden for it's generous gifts to people, but also the family who loves quiet and gentle times
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Sharon Lovejoy makes you want to be the gardener you've always longed to be but didn't know where to start. I could not put the book down and read it in one sitting. She has inspired me to believe I can do gardening! Her ideas and tips are useful and doable. I highly recommend this to parents and teachers to encourage children to connect with nature and gardening.
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I will use it for smaller groupings of younger children than I usually work with. It's a lovely book and perhaps I did not understand its format before ordering it. nonetheless, I am sure I will find a time or two to use it.
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The fun and creative ideas in this book will make you want to spend more time outdoors. Some of the ideas are old forgotten ones that do need to be revived. Glad Sharon Lovejoy is doing this with this book and all the others she has written!!
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