The Bear’s Garden

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Inspired by the true story of a community garden in Brooklyn, New York, The Bear’s Garden is a testament to how imagination and dedication can transform communities and create beauty for everyone in unexpected places.


A little girl sees an empty lot in a city and imagines what it can be.

She sees
a place to grow,
a place to play,
and a place to love.


With the help of her stuffed bear, the girl brings her community together to create a beautiful garden.



“A well-illustrated, beautifully written tale of encouragement for budding gardeners.” — STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Reviews


“Seamlessly marrying truth and imagination, this charming story reminds readers of the importance of one person’s care and the power of community.” — BookRoo


“A simple, powerful ode to community betterment.” — Booklist Reviews


“… a sweet reminder of how powerful communities can be when they come together to create something beautiful.”— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books


“[An] affectionate ode to a community garden.” — Publishers Weekly


“A great addition to the growing urban gardens genre, and a good general purchase.” — School Library Journal