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Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt



Last updated Friday, September 20, 2019

Author: Kate Messner
Illustrator: Christopher Silas Neal
Date of Publication: 2015
ISBN: 1452119368
Grade Level: 2nd    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Nov. 2019

Synopsis: Explore the secret world beneath the dirt that brings the world of nature to life: Up in the garden, the world is full of green—leaves and sprouts, growing vegetables, ripening fruit. But down in the dirt exists a busy world—earthworms dig, snakes hunt, skunks burrow—populated by all the animals that make a garden their home. With Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, you can explore the hidden world and many lives of a garden through the course of a year!

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