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The Bear's Garden

A little girl sees an empty lot in a city and imagines what it can be. She sees a place to grow, a place to play, and a place to love. She plants a seed in a tin can and tends it carefully, even once it falls off her windowsill and takes root in the vacant lot. When she has to go away, she leaves her beloved stuffed panda to keep watch — and when she returns, she discovers that her starting point and her bear have brought the community together to create a beautiful garden.

Inspired by the true story of the Pacific Street Brooklyn Bear’s Community Garden in Brooklyn, New York, this charming picture book is a testament to how imagination and dedication can transform communities and create beauty for everyone in unexpected places.

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"This tale of urban renewal shows how one person with an imagination, a little dirt, and a few seeds can transform a concrete village into something beautiful. Oliver’s endpapers depict maps of the garden site — the front endpapers sans garden and the rear ones featuring colorful flowers on several street corners.... A well-illustrated, beautifully written tale of encouragement for budding gardeners." — Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

Recommended Age 4 - 7
Author Marcie Colleen
Illustrator Alison Oliver
ISBN 125031481X
Publication Date Mar 24, 2020
Publisher Imprint
Language English