This Sunday's New York Times Book Review featured a review of its current #2 best-selling  children's book: The Curious Garden , a lushly illustrated tale of a boy who finds an expanse of flowers and plants growing in the most unlikely of places: an abandoned elevated rail line.
In last week's Book Review podcast , author and illustrator Peter Brown talks about his inspiration for the story: the High Line, "this lush, wild garden area that was taking care of itself. It was really this pretty miraculous site. And so when I discovered that place, when I first moved to New York, I decided that I wanted to make a book about nature living in the city in sort of an unlikely way.â€
You can listen to the interview here . If you missed the readings at 192 Books and Books of Wonder, check out Peter Brown's web site  for information on upcoming readings.