This weekend, children's author and illustrator Peter Brown will read from his new book, The Curious Garden. The book, published this month by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers was inspired by the wild, self-seeded landscape the author encountered on a visit the High Line. From the press release:
Peter Brown introduces readers to Liam who, during a walk, stumbles upon a struggling patch of greenery. Although he is no gardener, the boy takes it upon himself to help the plants grow, never imagining what he is starting. As time passes, the garden takes a life of its own and spreads across the city, changing everything in its path. Soon, others in the community - young and old - join in the effort and bit by bit, Liam's city is transformed, becoming a lush, green world.
On Saturday, May 2, Peter will read The Curious Garden, and talk about the High Line as his inspiration for it. On Sunday, May 3, he'll join a panel of children's authors and illustrators, who will all read their new work.
Peter Brown Reads The Curious Garden
192 Tenth Avenue
Saturday, May 2
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Artistic Expression Kids Panel Reading
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street
Sunday, May 3
1:00 - 3:00 PM
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