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In the Garden with Dr. Carver


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A 2011 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
2012-2013 Children's Crown Gallery Nominee
2011 Growing Good Kids--Excellence in Children's Literature Award

"In this charming historical-fiction picture book, a young girl relates an educational and inspirational visit by Dr. George Washington Carver to her Alabama town...this is an enjoyable, accessible, and informative introduction to Carver's work and philosophies as well as gardening basics."--Booklist

"Tadgell's watercolors add both playful side business and accurate botanical illustration to this admiring child's account of the famous scientist's stopover in a rural community...Though fictionalized, the encounter presents Carver's work and ideas in a simple, engaging way that will stay with young readers."--Kirkus Reviews

"The watercolor illustrations include many humorous asides of children acting like children--making horrified faces as they taste Dr. Carver's menu of 'chicken' made from peanuts and wild-weed salad, or being silly with friends when they are supposed to be listening. Scientific and historical information is well-presented through the gentle text and lighthearted illustrations. Teachers will find many uses for this appealing book."--School Library Journal

"This is a great book to use to improve the love of science and nature. It also provides beautifully rendered pastel illustrations that capture the time period and essence of Dr. Carver's work."--Library Media Connection

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