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The Garden Monster
Patricia Reilly Giff
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The Garden Monster

3.2  ·  Rating Details ·  10 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Jim and Jilli plant their vegetable garden with some assistance from their dog Fiercely--but one unidentified seed is growing into a monster plant.
Paperback, 40 pages
Published September 1st 2013 by Orchard Books
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Oct 09, 2015 Karen rated it it was amazing
Jilli and Jim are so glad that winter is over and now they can plant their garden. Nana gave them seeds to plant. Once they plant their seeds and the plants start sprouting, they notice that there is one that is.....slightly different. And something is eating the plant leaves! Jilli needs Fiercely, her dog, because she sees something scary in the garden. With everything that is going on this season can Jim and Jilli win the medal?

This is an easy chapter book for middle readers. There are 2-4 sen
Jilli and Jim are excited about all the plants growing in their garden, but there is one very large one that makes them a little nervous until they realize what it is. I like the idea of the dog, Fiercely, trying to keep monsters at bay and how their imaginations run a little wild as they think something terrible is lurking in the garden. I have to think, though, that anyone who has spent much time in gardens or around plants would know exactly what is growing there. The illustrations, created ...more
Sep 10, 2016 Naomi rated it it was ok
Who's the monster stalking Jilli and Jim's garden? It's not who you think! I found this to be a cute read, but nothing that really stands out. Probably for the mid-grade school reader, but part of me thinks the story may be a tad to "kiddish" for them while the "words" would fit their vocabulary.
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PATRICIA REILLY GIFF is the author of many beloved books for children, including the Kids of the Polk Street School books, the Friends and Amigos books, and the Polka Dot Private Eye books. Several of her novels for older readers have been chosen as ALA-ALSC Notable Books and ALA-YALSA Best Books for Young Adults. They include The Gift of the Pirate Queen; All the Way Home; Water Street; Nory ...more
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