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The Garden

3.58  ·  Rating Details ·  12 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
When Jenny finds an arrowhead in her twentieth century garden she finds it holds the key to the past. In a beautiful dreamscape, Jenny discovers that the flint can bridge the gap in time between past and present America. With wonderment she meets the American Indians whose culture has been absorbed into the land her garden is built on.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published August 8th 1995 by Red Fox (first published 1993)
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Nov 30, 2015 Charlotte rated it did not like it
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Oct 01, 2016 Lynley rated it it was ok
Shelves: american, picturebook
A white girl finds a Native American artifact in her suburban backyard, spends the night outside in a tent and hallucinates. Wakes up. Everything's normal again. If there's any particular depth to this story I fail to find it.

I don't find this kind of illustration appealing. Some of it looks like a photo which has had an ugly filter applied. In fact, I think this actually did happen quite a bit when picturebook illustrators were first migrating to digital back in the mid 1990s. I don't think tha
Sep 27, 2013 Den rated it liked it
Shelves: children, 2013
It was ok book. I thought there would be more pictures of what the open land used to be like. I really am not sure if it would appeal to children - maybe some parents.
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Dyan Sheldon is the author of many novels for young adult readers, including the #1 New York Times bestseller CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE DRAMA QUEEN, which was made into a major motion picture. American by birth, she lives in North London.
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