Secret Gardeners: Growing a Community and Healing the Earth

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Pajama Press
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9.1 X 10.1 X 0.5 inches | 1.15 pounds

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About the Author

Lina Laurent is a journalist and beekeeper. She lives part of the year in the village of Parkkuu in southern Finland, where she keeps not only bees, but also chickens, sheep and sometimes even pigs. Secret Gardeners is her first book for children.

Maija Hurme is an illustrator of children's books. Her book Shadowed (2018) was nominated for the Finlandia Junior Prize, while Bat Boy (2014) and Rustle Bustle Bu! (2015) were nominated for the Arvid Lydecken Prize. In 2015 she received the Finnish State Award for Information Publication for Children's Own Yearbook (2015). Her Helsinki allotment has in part inspired Secret Gardeners.


Praise for Secret Gardeners

"While the main text is fiction, this gem of a picture book is teeming with instructive facts....and the warm watercolor illustrations reveal details of the gardening methods and the wide variety of life growing above and below ground. Fun and encouraging for kids eager to garden."--Booklist

"Three young city dwellers help create a community garden....readers will come away with plenty of insights about gardening....Sunny colored pencil-crayon drawings brim with information....A nimble combination of mystery, activism, and gardening instruction."--Kirkus Reviews