Linnea's Windowsill Garden

Christina Bjork, Author, Cristina Bjork, Author, Lena Anderson, Illustrator R & S Books $13 (60p) ISBN 978-91-29-59064-7
The heroine of Linnea in Monet's Garden returns with her own perspective on plantings, and offers an accessible guide to growing greens in small places. From an orange tree that started as a seed to garlic sprouts (from cloves placed in soil) to a silly game with plum pits and a suggestion for dyeing half a rose, Linnea has hints, step-by-step instructions and an occasional lesson in natural science offered by her friend Mr. Bloom. For all her enthusiasm, Linnea is wise enough to have realistic expectationsflowers don't always bloom by the book, and every now and then there may be setbacks. But her zeal is infectious; readers will be looking around the house for seeds they can press into soil or coax into germination. Anderson's two-color illustrations explicate the projects cleanly and clearly, giving gardeners an excellent idea of when to look for shoots and when to run for the insecticide. All ages. (Oct . )
Reviewed on: 10/01/1988
Release date: 10/01/1988
Genre: Children's
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