The Wonder Garden

The Wonder Garden by Jenny Broom

Wander through 5 habitats to discover 80 amazing animals

Format: Hardback, 48 Pages
ISBN: 9781847807038
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Open the gates of the Wonder Garden to explore five of Earth's most extraordinary habitats, each filled with incredible creatures and epic scenery. Trek through the Amazon Rainforest, travel to the Chihuahuan Desert, dive in the Great Barrier Reef, delve deep into the Black Forest and stand on the roof of the world - the Himalayan Mountains - to see nature at its wildest. Breathtaking, engraved illustrations bring to life Earth's spectacular Wonder Garden.

Author JENNY BROOM studied at the Slade before becoming a writer and editor of children's books. Her natural history title Animalium was awarded Children's Book of the Year by the Sunday Times, and shortlisted for the National Book Awards and Blue Peter Award. She lives and works in London.

John Williams (1922-1994) was born and raised in Northeast Texas. Despite a talent for writing and acting, Williams flunked out of a local junior college after his first year. He reluctantly joined the war effort, enlisting in the Army Air Corps, and managing to write a draft of his first novel while there. Once home, Williams found a small publisher for the novel and enrolled at the University of Denver, where he was eventually to receive both his B.A. and M.A., and where he was to return as an instructor in 1954. Williams remained on the staff of the creative writing program at the University of Denver until his retirement in 1985. During these years, he was an active guest lecturer and writer, publishing two volumes of poetry and three novels, Butcher's Crossing, Stoner, and the National Book Award–winning Augustus.

Format: Hardback, 48 Pages
ISBN: 9781847807038
Illustrations: color illustrations
Size: 13.622 in x 0.748 in x 11.378 in / 346 mm x 19 mm x 289 mm
Age Range: 7-10 years

"The intricate, colorful images on the cover of "The Wonder Garden" make it impossible not to want to find out what is inside - immediately." - The New York Times

"An enchanting tour of the animal kingdom that makes the world's biodiversity feel downright magical." - Publishers Weekly

"With the world as their canvas and oversize pages to fill, the author and illustrator offer a tremendous breadth of material." - School Library Journal

"...Wonder Garden's pages will call to mind tableaux seen in natural history museums (here, brightly lit), where the examination of each corner or microscene brings rewards." - School Library Journal Newsletter

Selected for Children's Special as non-fiction title as a One to Watch "Wide-Eyed's 2015 list is a really diverse selection of innovative non-fiction - this is my favourite... Wander the world's wildest habitats from the Amazon to the Great Barrier Reef- and discover life in all its dazzling variety... Broom is the author of Animalium and The Wonder Garden sits very well as a companion title." - Fiona Noble The Bookseller

October 25, 2016
Frances Lincoln Children's Books and Wide Eyed Editions, two imprints of The Quarto Group, have had eight books nominated for the prestigious 2017 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal – making Quarto the second highest publisher on the list and achieving a new record of nominations for the publishing group. Read More.
May 11, 2016
The Wonder Garden, published by Wide-Eyed Editions, was the winner of the Non-Fiction 7-11 category in The English Association's Picture Book Awards for the best books of 2015. Read More.
April 13, 2016
Eight of the 14 children's titles shortlisted for the 2016 English 4-11 Picture Book Awards for the best children's picture books published in the UK are titles published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books and Wide Eyed Editions, imprints of the Quarto Publishing Group. Read More.
February 26, 2015
The 50 States and other upcoming titles by Wide Eyed Editions were featured on the four covers of Publishers Weekly on Feb. 23. Read More.