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  • Published: 3 March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781561457915
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $12.99

Planting the Wild Garden




Eloquent text and stunning illustrations combine to explore the many ways seeds are distributed, including animals, weather and wind, human action, and even the plants themselves.
A farmer and her son carefully plant seeds in their garden. In the wild garden, many seeds are planted too, but not by farmers' hands. Different kinds of animals transport seeds, often without knowing it. Sometimes rain washes seeds away to a new location. And sometimes something extraordinary occurs, like when the pods of Scotch broom burst open explosively in the summer heat, scattering seeds everywhere like popcorn.
Kathryn Galbraith's lyrical prose seamlessly combines with Wendy Halperin's elegant, crisp illustrations to show how many elements work together through the seasons to create and sustain the wild meadow garden.

  • Published: 3 March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781561457915
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $12.99

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Praise for Planting the Wild Garden

"It's a thoroughly handsome book, suffused with calm."—Publishers Weekly "There's plenty to pore over and savor; this title would germinate nicely in primary classrooms and sow curiosity in one-on-one sharing."—Kirkus Reviews "A natural choice for curriculum connections."—Booklist "From the elegant seed-full endpapers to the carefully selected font, this is a lovely introduction to the modes of seed dispersal"—School Library Journal

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