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.
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.
Praise for The Bear's Garden
★ “A well-illustrated, beautifully written tale of encouragement for budding gardeners.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“A simple, powerful ode to community betterment.” — Booklist
“[An] affectionate ode to a community garden.” — Publishers Weekly
"An imaginative little girl who can always see the beauty in things transforms the empty city lot across from her apartment and in turn her neighborhood. A great addition to the growing urban gardens genre, and a good general purchase.”— School Library Journal
“A sweet reminder of how powerful communities can be when they come together to create something beautiful...may inspire viewers to plant a garden of their own...the simple, lyrical text will also be easy for younger would-be readers to follow, and the girl’s garden really does become “a place to grow,” “a place to play,” and “a place to love.”—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books