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The Bear's Garden

The Bear's Garden

Marcie Colleen; illustrated by Alison Oliver

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Inspired by the true story of a community garden in Brooklyn, New York, picture book The Bear’s Garden by writer Marcie Colleen and illustrator Alison Oliver is a testament to how imagination and dedication can transform communities and create beauty for everyone in unexpected places.

A little girl sees an empty lot in a city and imagines what it can be.

She sees
a place to grow,
a place to play,
and a place to love.

With the help of her stuffed bear, the girl brings her community together to create a beautiful garden.

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"A well-illustrated, beautifully written tale of encouragement." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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Marcie Colleen; illustrated by Alison Oliver

Marcie Colleen is the award-winning author of the Super Happy Party Bears chapter book series, and picture books Love, Triangle, and Penguinaut! While she misses living down the street from the Brooklyn Bear’s Community Garden in New York City, Marcie now lives in San Diego, California, where flowers bloom all year round. Visit her website to learn more.

Alison Oliver is the author-illustrator of picture books Moon and Sun and the Be Bold, Baby! board book series, featuring biographies of strong, inspiring women. She’s also the illustrator of thirty BabyLit board books. She lives in New York City, where she runs a design studio called Sugar.

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