In One Small Garden, Barbara Nichol brings together stories, memories, and botany to create a book that is as unique and lush as a summer garden. Here, plants from all over the world live and eventually die. Ants, raccoons, and a stray cat cross paths with a lost cockatoo who originated thousands of miles away. Stories and memories of people share space in the garden too.
This is the perfect book for those who understand the enchantment and the wild-at-heart nature of the primmest garden. This is a book to treasure for the whole family.
Barbara Nichol is an award-winning author and filmmaker. Her book Dippers was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award, and Biscuits in the Cupboard won the Mr. Christie’s Book Award. She is also well known as the author and director of the Juno award-winning original recording of Beethoven Lives Upstairs, and author of the book by the same title. She was awarded a Genie for Best Short Film for Home for Blind Women and was nominated for an Emmy for her work with Sesame Street. Barbara Nichol has published four books with Tundra, including Safe and Sound, Trunks All Aboard: An Elephant ABC, and Dippers.
National Book Award-winning artist Barry Moser is the acclaimed illustrator of more than two hundred books for adults and children. Other books illustrated by him include In the Beginning by Virginia Hamilton, which was a Newbery Honor Book. He undertook a monumental project for the millennium, a fully illustrated edition of the King James Bible.
“The delicate watercolors provide fertile ground for the urban legends, gardening lore and tender tales about humanity’s relationship with nature.”
“…a lovely volume with a leisurely pace.… A small jewel of a book for readers, both adults and children.…”