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  • Published: 6 April 2021
  • ISBN: 9781682632260
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $12.99

Nina Soni, Master of the Garden




Nina Soni is a lovable, distractible Indian American girl with big plans and cast of family and friends to help her make her realize her dreams—or resolve the chaos that often results.
It's Take Your Child to Work Day, and Nina, Kavita, and Jay are all going to work with Mom, a landscape architect, to learn how to start a garden. Naturally that's not enough for Nina, who quickly develops big plans for a business selling the vegetables she plans to grow. But her plans don't include managing the problems that inevitably arise, including rabbits, slugs, mosquitos, and more!
Middle grade readers are sure to relate to author Nina Soni and her entertaining efforts to manage her life with lists, definitions, and real-life math problems. Perfect for STEAM enthusiasts.

  • Published: 6 April 2021
  • ISBN: 9781682632260
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $12.99

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Praise for Nina Soni, Master of the Garden

"As in previous books in this series, Nina's sincere and circumspect narratorial voice—and her beautifully illustrated lists and asides—renders this story a delight to read. Sheth expertly weaves in details about Nina's Indian heritage together with her pride in being a Wisconsinite. . . . Plants aren't the only things that grow in this book about perseverance, friendship, and personal growth."—Kirkus Reviews "[Kavita's] cheerful and fearless approach to life provides comic relief, and Nina's candor with herself and penchant for introspection allow readers to journey beside her as she grows emotionally." —School Library Journal

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