- Paperback: 148 pages
- Publisher: Globe Pequot Pr; Rev Sub edition (April 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1564403610
- ISBN-13: 978-1564403612
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7.5 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,770,046 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Victory Garden Kids' Book Paperback – April, 1994
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Grade 3 Up An excellent book for children who wish to make a good garden, and also for families who would like to garden together. This companion to the public televison series The Victory Garden was written during the season of a certain Massachusetts garden, cared for by a few adults and 7 children, aged 3 to 13. The main garden (mostly vegetables) was 15 by 52; everyone worked at that. Attached to this large garden was a smaller plot in which each child had a bit of garden to plant and cultivate and in which to play. The step-by-step directions are thorough and clear, paying much attention to preparing healthy soil and planting easy-to-grow crops. No chemical fertilizers are recommended. The object of the book is to keep the beginning gardener working and hopeful through the harvest, and as satisfied as possible with the project. The book gives instruction on how to garden and information about 30 different fruits, vegetables, and flowers. The layout of the book and the illustrations enhance and extend the information in the text. Beautiful color photographs portray everything from a boy taking a delighted whiff of a freshly picked eggplant to the whole garden being watered from a raised sprinkler. Drawings include sizes of vegetables ready to be picked, the best gardening equipment, and step-by-step directions for planting radish seeds. The combination of text and illustrations makes this an inviting, wonderful book for beginners. While Gambino's Easy to Grow Vegetables (Harvey House, 1975; o.p.) and Kirkus' The First Book of Gardening (Watts, 1956; o.p.) cover much of the same material, Waters' book is more thorough, clear, and encouraging. Carolyn Jenks, Oyster River Elementary School, Durham, N.H.
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