A magical book of adventures and appreciations written and illustrated by the author of "Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots" this award-winning title was published by a small press in Colorado in 1991. The reviews say it all: A fetching primer on gardening for children. . . . Irresistible (The Smithsonian). What child, or indeed adult, would not be delighted? "Lovejoy's" recollections are wonderful, as are the illustrations (Victoria).
Celebrating the lore of the garden and the joy of interacting with nature, "Sunflower Houses" is a unique garden lover's miscellany, a collection of memories, poems, activities, garden plans, crafts, botanical riddles, stories, games, and planting projects. There are inspirations for a Floral Clock Garden, A Child's Own Rainbow, Faerie Tea Parties, and, of course, the Sunflower House. Plus, from garden lovers, stories of favorite flowers. Throughout are the artist's warm and appealing watercolors of a life in gardening remembered.
"A fetching primer on gardening for children, chockablock with botanical lore.... Green-thumbed adults will also find this an irresistible excursion into old-fashioned garden history." --The Smithsonian "[Sunflower Houses] lit up my life, and indeed, may go on doing so for many years to come. Enchanting!" --American Library Book Review "What child, or adult, would not be delighted? [Lovejoy's] recollections are wonderful, as are the illustrations!" --Emelie Tolley
Series: Inspiration from the Garden
For Ages: 10 - 18 years old
For Grades: 5+
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st July 2001
Publisher: WORKMAN PUBLISHING
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 21.6 x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Type: New edition