Sunflower Houses: Garden Discoveries for Children of All Ages

by Sharon Lovejoy

Paperback, 1991

Status

Available

Local notes

635 Lov

Collection

Publication

Interweave Press (1991), 144 pages

Description

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.… (more)

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

144 p.; 8.93 x 8.42 inches

ISBN

1883010004 / 9781883010003

Barcode

4683

User reviews

LibraryThing member coureece
I used this book to make sunflower houses and other garden architectural devices for my children and their friends. We loved making our own secret hideaways with chicken wire and vining plants like beans and cucumbers. Useful and fun!

Pages

144

Rating

(11 ratings; 4.3)
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