While the rest of her classmates were making pastries in cooking classes, Mary Nohl was making art -- anything she fancied out of anything she could find. Inspiration struck Mary even when she wasn't looking for it. Mary used common objects to make uncommon art. And one day, her garden was a gallery.
Mary Nohl passed away in 2001 at the age of eighty-seven. Her famous garden gallery is located in the front yard of her Fox Point, Wisconsin, home to this day.
"Children are introduced to a lesser-known contemporary Midwestern American artist in this picture-book biography of Mary Nohl...The illustrations combine watercolor with digital painting, collage, and vintage papers, resulting in a soft palette and an uncomplicated, accessible drawing style. Children will delight in the whimsy of the art pieces and their placement in the garden as well as the participation of Mary's dogs, Sassafras and Basil, in the discovery process. An author's note, accompanied by two photographs, gives more detail about Nohl's life and the challenge of preserving her home and garden for public enjoyment." — Marie Orlando, School Library Journal
|Recommended Age||5 - 9|
|Author||Tina Kugler, Carson Kugler|
|Illustrator||Tina Kugler, Carson Kugler|
|Publication Date||Mar 17, 2015|
|Publisher||HMH Books for Young Readers|