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The Extraordinary Gardener

The Extraordinary Gardener

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Joe is a boy just like any other, but Joe loves to imagine. Joe lives in a pretty ordinary tower block, in a rather ordinary city. His world is rather grey. However, he spends his time imagining a wonderful world filled with exotic plants and unusual animals. One day Joe decides to plant a seed on his balcony, he waits and waits but nothing happens!

Joe gives up and goes back to his daily life, but one day when he least expects it he spots that the seed has turned into the most beautiful tree. Joe begins caring for the tree and growing lots of other plants on his balcony and soon everyone in the neighbourhood is getting involved. A charming story about the important of nature, teaching us that if we work hard enough our dreams really can come true!

About the Author

Sam Boughton is a British author and illustrator living in South Devon. She trained at the Cambridge School of art in Children's Illustration. This was shortly followed by being awarded the Ronald Searle Award for Creativity and Highly Commended for the Macmillan Prize. The Extraordinary Gardener is her first book for Tate.