February 13, 2009 at 6:42 pm Leave a comment

curious-gardenOne day a young lad Liam decides to explore his very dull, smoky, uninviting city. He comes upon a non-functioning rail yard. There amidst the broken tracks flowers and plants are struggling to keep alive. Liam decides that he can help. He waters and cares for the plants and before long the mosses, weeds, and flowers spread. Even after a snowy winter, the plants continue to flourish and soon the very boring city has greenery all about. Many of the city dwellers also take up gardening. This book is based on a real defunct rail road that exists on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Brown’s book celebrates the initiative and caring of one small child who made a difference.

Picture Book.

Recommended: Lillian Hecker (Pelham)


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