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Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

Written by Kate Messner & illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal
Published by Chronicle Books
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Mar 3, 2015
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In this exuberant and lyrical follow-up to the award-winning Over and Under the Snow, discover the wonders that lie hidden between stalks, under the shade of leaves . . . and down in the dirt. Explore the hidden world and many lives of a garden through the course of a year! Up in the garden, the world is full of green—leaves and sprouts, growing vegetables, ripening fruit. But down in the dirt exists a busy world—earthworms dig, snakes hunt, skunks burrow—populated by all the animals that make a garden their home.

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B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
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5.5 / 7.0

I love this beautiful, unique look at a garden, as it shows what’s happening above and below the ground and pairs it with sweet sentiments of gardening with family and creating something beautiful together. This book shows the efforts of diligent work, and it also shows the beauty in nature around us, both in plants and animals.

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Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
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Who Wrote Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

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Kate Messner

Kate Messner is the award-winning author of Over and Under the Snow, Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, Over and Under the Pond, Tree of Wonder, and How to Read a Story, as well as more than a dozen other books for young readers. Kate lives on Lake Champlain in New York

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Who Illustrated Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

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Christopher Silas Neal

Christopher Silas Neal is an award-winning author and illustrator of picture books including Over and Under the Snow with author Kate Messner, which was praised for its “stunning retro-style illustrations” (New York Times) along with Over and Under The Pond and Up In the Garden and Down in The Dirt. Neal’s author debut titled “Everyone” was praised by Publisher’s Weekly as “simple, honest, lyrical”. His board book series (Animals Colors, Animal Shapes) received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus. He creates book jackets, art for magazines and posters. He speaks about his books, the art making process, and his career at schools, conferences, libraries and book festivals across the country. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781452119366
Publication Date:
March 3, 2015
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2014001786
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1452119368
Lexile® Level:
AD730L
ATOS® Book Level:
5.0
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
178076
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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