There was once a little gardener and his garden meant everything to
him. He worked hard, very hard, but he was just too little (or at least
he felt he was).
In this gentle, beautiful tale, Emily Hughes, the celebrated author of Wild,
departs from the larger than life Wild-girl of her debut to pursue a
littler than life Gardener, in a story that teaches us just how
important it is to persist and try, no matter what the odds.
delicately woven tapestries of illustrated magic, Hughes once again
transports us to a world not unlike our own, while still brimming with
fantasy and wonder.
Emily Hughes was born in Hawaii but
lives and works in the United Kingdom. She is inspired by Chinese cinema
and illustrators such as Blair Lent and Gyo Fujikawa. Her work has been
exhibited across the capital and her book Nana Shaped Like a Banana
came second in the 2012 Macmillan Prize for Children's Picture Books.
Her first picture book has been highly successful in bookshops and
libraries across the United States and United Kingdom.