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The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver

The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver

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The inspirational story of George Washington Carver and his childhood secret garden is brought to life in this picture book biography by the author-illustrator team behind Muhammad Ali: A Champion Is Born.

When George Washington Carver was just a young child, he had a secret: a garden of his own.

Here, he rolled dirt between his fingers to check if plants needed more rain or sun. He protected roots through harsh winters, so plants could be reborn in the spring. He trimmed flowers, spread soil, studied life cycles. And it was in this very place that George's love of nature sprouted into something so much more--his future.

Gene Barretta's moving words and Frank Morrison's beautiful paintings tell the inspiring life and history of George Washington Carver, from a baby born into slavery to celebrated botanist, scientist, and inventor. His passion and determination are the seeds to this lasting story about triumph over hardship--a tale that begins in a secret garden.



Author: Gene Barretta
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Published: 01/14/2020
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 11.30h x 8.90w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9780062430151
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.5
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 507802 / Secret Garden of George Washington Carver


Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 11/18/2019
School Library Journal 12/01/2019 pg. 96
Booklist 12/01/2019 pg. 52
Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2019
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