Florette (Hardcover)

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Mae's family moves to the city and there is no room for her to bring her plants or her garden. She tries to make the best of things, drawing her garden wherever she can. When she spies a tree from her window, she and her mother take a walk and find a beautiful glass enclosed garden. A gorgeous testament to finding comfort and home wherever you are.

— Cathy


A 2018 New York Times and New York Public Library Best Illustrated Picture Book

When Mae’s family moves to a new home, she wishes she could bring her garden with her. She’ll miss the apple trees, the daffodils, and chasing butterflies in the wavy grass. But there’s no room for a garden in the city. Or is there?

Mae’s story, gorgeously illustrated in watercolor, is a celebration of friendship, resilience in the face of change, and the magic of the natural world.

About the Author

Author and illustrator Anna Walker has won numerous children’s book design and writing awards in her native Australia. The artwork and stories she’s created in her Melbourne studio have reached young readers worldwide. Visit her online at annawalker.com.au, on Twitter @basementbird and on Instagram @_annawalker_. 

Praise For…

A 2018 New York Times and New York Public Library Best Illustrated Picture Book
A Boston Globe Best Children's Book of the Year

"Light-skinned with bobbed chestnut hair tucked behind her ears, Mae tries to cheer herself up, which will deeply impress young readers who couldn't imagine being transplanted (and perhaps seem even more admirable to those who have!)." —Kirkus, STARRED Review

"This quietly told and beautifully illustrated story will resonate with other children who have been uprooted, but hope to flourish in a new home."—Booklist

"A worthy addition to the canon of books depicting young gardeners transforming spaces and lives."—School Library Journal

"Walker’s carefully drafted watercolors capture the charm of Parisian streets."—Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780544876835
ISBN-10: 0544876830
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: February 20th, 2018
Pages: 40
Language: English