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We Are the Gardeners

We Are the Gardeners

Joanna and the kids chronicle the adventures of starting their own family garden. From failed endeavors, obstacles (bunnies that eat everything!), and lessons learned, the Gaines family shares how they grew a happy, successful garden. As it turns out, trying something new isn't a... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781400314225
Barcode 9781400314225
Published 5 April 2019 by Thomas Nelson Publishers
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Gaines, Joanna
Illustrated by Swaney, Julianna
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ISBN-13 9781400314225
ISBN-10 1400314224
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Thomas Nelson Publishers
Imprint Thomas Nelson Publishers
Publication Date 5 April 2019
International Publication Date 26 March 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Gaines, Joanna
Illustrated by Swaney, Julianna
Category Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Gardening
Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
Number of Pages 40
Dimensions Width: 236mm
Height: 284mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 426g
Interest Age 4-8 years
Reading Age 4-8 years
Library of Congress Gardens, Gardening
NBS Text Children's General Interest & Leisure
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 635
Catalogue Code 983247

Description of this Book

In We Are the Gardeners, Joanna and the kids chronicle the adventures of starting their own family garden. From their failed endeavors, obstacles to overcome (bunnies that eat everything!), and all the knowledge they've gained along the way, the Gaines family shares how they learned to grow a happy, successful garden. As it turns out, trying something new isn't always easy, but the hardest work often yields the greatest reward. There are always new lessons to be learned in the garden! You and your children can learn all about the Gaines family's story of becoming gardeners in Joanna's first children's book-starting with the first little fern Chip bought for Jo. Over the years, the family's love for gardening blossomed into what is now a beautiful, bustling garden. Julianna Swaney's illustrations bring the Gaines family garden to life with colorful, whimsical watercolors and invite you to enjoy the beauty of a thriving garden.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The trials, tribulations, and joys of gardening are brought to light in this entertaining tale of one family's introduction to caring for indoor plants and using that know-how in a garden, from Joanna Gaines of HGTV's Fixer Upper fame. Beginning with a fern that dies after being over-loved and over-watered, four children and their parents study up on what plants require: light, water, and a bit of conversation. Once they feel ready, the family works together to design a fruit, vegetable, and flower garden. As the plot takes shape, the family gains knowledge about seeds, garden critters--both good (worms and ladybugs) and bad (aphids)--and pollinators, including hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies. Though the family has some trouble with animals eating their produce, they remember that 'every failure or setback teaches us something.' Delicately detailed and engaging illustrations deftly follow the garden's progress. Packed with useful information in an easy-to-understand format, this will help children, and their adults, who wish to venture into the world of growing some of their own food and flowers. * Maryann Owen, Booklist *

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Author's Bio

Joanna Gaines is the co-founder of Magnolia, a home and lifestyle brand that she started with her husband, Chip, in 2003. She is the bestselling author of The Magnolia Story, Magnolia Table, and Homebody, as well as editor-in-chief of Magnolia Journal, a lifestyle magazine offering inspiration for your life and home. The Gaineses, along with their five kids, live on a farm in Waco, Texas, where they enjoy caring for their bustling family garden. Julianna Swaney is an illustrator whose work is inspired by whimsical details of daily life and the fairy tales she loved reading as a child. She grew up homeschooled, which allowed free range for her imagination and interests in folklore, nature, and history. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where she illustrates children's books and works in her garden. Her delicate illustrations are created using watercolor, gouache, and colored pencil.

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