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In Our Garden

In Our Garden

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Be Kind comes an uplifting classroom tale about students who create a vegetable garden on their school's rooftop.

Millie has recently moved to a new city, from a place more than an ocean away. More than anything she misses the garden where her family used to grow food. Then one day she has an idea--the school has a fine flat roof, perfect for a garden. Soon her teacher and classmates are on board, but it takes more than ideas to build a garden. It takes supplies and hard work; it takes a lot of learning; and it takes a whole school--a whole community--coming together to help. And of course, it also takes a lot of waiting. But as Millie's teacher Miss Mirales says, "Be patient. Good things take time."

From building the beds and planting the seeds to the first glorious harvest, here's the story of a garden--and a girl--in bloom, and what it takes for a new place to finally feel like home.

Author: Pat Zietlow Miller
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Published: 03/15/2022
Pages: 32
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 10.10h x 8.30w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781984812100
Audience: Ages 4-8

Review Citation(s):
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 04/01/2022
Booklist 02/15/2022 pg. 53

About the Author
Pat Zietlow Miller is the New York Times bestselling author of Be Kind, Wherever You Go, Sophie's Squash, My Brother the Duck, Sharing the Bread, and The Quickest Kid in Clarksville, among others. Visit her online at, or follow her on Twitter @PatZMiller or on Instagram @patzmill.

Melissa Crowton has illustrated numerous books for children, including Mousie, I Will Read to You by Rachael Cole, the Baby Code! series of board books by Sandra Horning, and Your First Day of Circus School by Tara Lazar. Visit her online at or follow her on Instagram @mcrowton.
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