Description - A Big Garden by Gilles Clement
Take a journey through the garden in this captivating children's book and discover the endless delights, surprises, secrets, and gifts it yields all year long. This wonderfully insightful and brilliantly illustrated book on gardens and gardeners will provide hours of absorbing fun while introducing young readers to the joys of planning, planting, and harvesting. In vibrant watercolours Vincent Grave shows us how there's something happening every month in the Big Garden. Renowned landscape designer Gilles Clement's lyrical text gently teaches young readers not only what's involved in planning a garden, but how plants, insects, and humans interact all year long to make the garden thrive. Along the way, we witness a forest of mushrooms, the miracle of eggs, and the incredible universe found in a single flower. In every picture, tiny gardeners busy themselves among the leaves, seeds and earth. Fascinating, heartfelt, and elegantly produced, this book celebrates the deep connection between humans and nature. AGES: 6 to 9 AUTHOR: Gilles Clement is Professor Emeritus at the Versailles National School of Landscape Architecture and holder of the Chair of Artistic Creation at the College de France in Paris. Internationally renowned, he is the creator of numerous public gardens such as the Andre Citroen Park and the garden of the Quai Branly Museum in Paris and the Henri Matisse Park in Lille. SELLING POINTS: Informative and beautiful: 12 colourful illustrations filled with vivid details guiding children month by month to grow their own gardens. Already an award winner: French edition took home the 2017 Bologna Ragazzi Award in the "Books and Seeds" category. Large format: This book is oversized which allows children to see the beautiful detail in the illustrations. 12 colour illustrations
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Author Biography - Gilles Clement
GILLES CLEMENT is Professor Emeritus at the Versailles National School of Landscape Architecture and holder of the Chair of Artistic Creation at the College de France in Paris. Internationally renowned, he is the creator of numerous public gardens such as the Andre Citroen Park and the garden of the Quai Branly Museum in Paris and the Henri Matisse Park in Lille. VINCENT GRAVE has illustrated numerous picture books and graphic novels.
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