The Extraordinary Gardener

Sam Boughton


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Tate Publishing
5 March 2020
ISBN: 9781849766890
32 pages

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE KLAUS FLUGGE PRIZE 2019 and longlisted for The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2019.

New into paperback this spring, The Extraordinary Gardener is a charming story about the importance of nature, teaching us that if we work hard enough our dreams really can come true.

Joe is a boy just like any other, but Joe loves to imagine. Joe lives in a pretty ordinary tower block, in a rather ordinary city. His world is rather grey. However, he spends his time imagining a wonderful world filled with exotic plants and unusual animals.

One day Joe decides to plant a seed on his balcony and the chain of events that follow prove just how wonderful nature can be.

Sam Boughton is a British illustrator who lives in Devon and trained at the Cambridge School of Art. The Extraordinary Gardener is her debut picture book.