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Mr. Goethe's Garden (2003) [Picture Book]
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"Like friends, plants tell you their secrets only when they know you care. Just practice listening with your eyes, and one day when you least expect it, you will see with your heart and be swept up into nature’s dance."

Mr. Goethe’s Garden is the story of the friendship between an inquisitive young girl and her elderly neighbor, the world-famous playwright, artist and natural scientist Johann von Goethe. Set in the 1830s, the girl visits Mr. Goethe in his well-tended garden, where she is taught to draw and to look at the world of nature in a very special way. As their bonds of friendship grow stronger, young readers experience with Anna a new way of seeing the natural cycle of the plant—from seed to flower to seed again.

Inspired by Goethe’s life and his botanical treatise The Metamorphosis of the Plant, this book contains exquisite, sensitive illustrations and elegant text that reveal the intricate wonders of the plant kingdom.

Original title: Mr. Goethe's Garden
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionChildren & Young AdultPicture Books
FictionChildren & Young AdultHistorical FictionEurope


  • Illustrated by Paul Mirocha

Edition #1: Mr. Goethe's Garden

Mr. Goethe's Garden (2003)
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Language: English

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Mr. Goethe's Garden (2003)

ISBN: 0880105216

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