When Miss Marigold challenges the kids at Pepper Lane Elementary to turn an unpromising patch of their schoolyard into a garden full of fruits, flowers, and vegetables, they know they’ll need all the help they can get. Soon everyone in the community is lending a hand—including an unlikely neighbor with a soft spot for gardening—and it isn’t long before peppers, zuccchini, sugar peas, snapdragons, zinnias, and much more are growing and blooming.
· Back matter includes photos of students gardening in real school gardens and information on how readers can start their own school or home garden project.
Review, Booklist, November 1, 2010: “[Kids will] come away with a sense of the effort that starting a garden requires, as well as the ways that it can transform a community.”
About Edith Hope Fine
EDITH HOPE FINE is the author of many books for children, including Under the Lemon Moon, Cryptomania, Cricket at the Manger, and Armando and The Blue Tarp School. She is the co-author of Nitty-Gritty Grammar and More Nitty-Gritty Grammar. Edith… More about Edith Hope Fine
About Angela Halpin
ANGELA DEMOS HALPIN has been an elementary school teacher for many years. She lives in San Diego, California.