"In the middle of the big city, there was a tired, ugly place that made Mr. Green feel very sad." So begins this uplifting and charming story of the magic that can happen when young people, older people, and plants come together. Mr. Green and his friend Mo turn an abandoned, forlorn space into a garden for their community in this inspirational story.
The story explores the importance of planting trees and creating places for wildlife, rebuilding ecosystems, embracing intergenerational friendships, and how discovering nature and being outdoors is good for our mental health. The story is told with beautiful artwork created from collage and pencil drawings.
Ruth Owen has written more than 400 children’s books. She writes on many subjects but science and nature are her favorite topics to research and make accessible for young readers.