Monday, July 13, 2015

Super Book: In Mary's Garden

In Mary's Garden
By Tina and Carson Kugler
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015. Biography

This whimsical picture book biography introduces artist Mary Nohl (1914-2001), who used objects that she found and mixed them together to create outdoor sculptures in her garden in Wisconsin. It shows how her creativity was cultivated as a child and grew with her world traveling. She did not create for monetary gain or world recognition; she did it because it made her happy. The final page gives some more detail about the Mary’s life plus two photographs of Mary and her garden. A great picture book to use with children in discussing what art is.

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