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StoryMakers with Philip Stead IN MY GARDEN

StoryMakers with Philip Stead IN MY GARDEN

On StoryMakers, let illustrator Philip Stead plant seeds of creativity in your imagination! First, Philip chats with Rocco about reimagining the illustrations for classic picture book IN MY GARDEN. Then, follow as Philip heads outside to his own garden and shares a lesson in transfer drawing!

ABOUT the Book

Welcome the outdoors inside for storytime with this classic tale of a garden changing through the seasons.

A young girl and her older companion watch birds, fly a kite, plant flowers, and play in the snow, watching flowers bloom and leaves fall as the year passes.

This quiet story celebrates the simple joys found close to home, and the importance of sharing those experiences with the ones you love. A perfect storytime pick for any season, In My Garden, explores the natural marvels of the world around us and encourages young readers to think about what they love best throughout the year.

Written by picture book master Charlotte Zolotow and originally published in 1960, this elegant reimagining of In My Garden features all-new illustrations by accomplished author-illustrator Philip Stead. His delicate illustrations and gentle, colorful palette bring new life and meaning to this classic tale– a beautiful tribute to the experience of childhood, and a thank you to a master storyteller.

Download the IN MY GARDEN Educator’s Guide from Holiday House!:


ABOUT Philip Stead

Philip C. Stead is the author of the CaldeMedal-winning book A Sick Day for Amos McGee, also named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2010 and a Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of 2010, illustrated by his wife, Erin E. Stead. Together with Erin, he also created Bear Has a Story to Tell, an E.B. White Read-Aloud Award honor book. Philip, also an artist, has written and illustrated several of his own books including Hello, My Name is Ruby,  Jonathan and the Big Blue BoatA Home for Bird, and his debut Creamed Tuna Fish and Peas on Toast, which was applauded by School Library Journal for “its wry humor and illustrations worthy of a Roald Dahl creation.” Philip lives with Erin and their dog, Wednesday, in a 100-year-old barn in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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