Author(s): Glenda Millard
A lyrical, uplifting picture book explores the growth and continual change that goes on in a much-loved garden.
This is the sun that kisses the clouds
that cried the rain that soaks the seeds
that sleep in the soil, all dark and deep,
in Isabella's garden.
In Isabella's garden, amazing things come from the tiniest of seeds as they bloom and flourish and make way for a whole new season of growth. Told with great warmth and echoing favorite nursery rhymes such as "The Green Grass Grows All Around" or "The House that Jack Built," Glenda Millard's award-winning story bursts with life. Beautifully complemented by Rebecca Cool's bright, peaceful illustrations, here is a tale that is sure to win the hearts of readers of all ages.
Glenda Millard was born in the Goldfields region of Central Victoria and has lived in the area all her life. It wasn t until Glenda's four children became teenagers that she began to write in her spare time. She has been writing full-time since 1999 and has published several books for children. Her first book with Walker Books Australia, Isabella's Garden, has been awarded Honour Book in the Picture Book of the Year category in the 2010 Children's Book Council of Australia Awards, and has won a Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Award, Best Book for Language Development, Lower Primary Category (5-8 years), 2010; and short-listed the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Children's Book Mary Ryan Award, 2010.