In the Garden with Dr. Carver

In the Garden with Dr. Carver

By Susan Grigsby; Nicole Tadgell (Illustrator)

Albert Whitman & Company, Hardcover, 9780807536308, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2010

A girl recalls the memorable visit of George Washington Carver to a rural Alabama school in the early 1900s, a time when people were struggling to grow food in soil that had been depleted by years of cotton production. Full color.

About the Author
Susan Grigsby lives in Missouri. She teaches poetry writing in schools, gardens, and nature centers. With her husband and their youngest son, David, she tends a garden large enough to feed her family, share with the neighborhood, and satisfy roaming critters.

When Nicole Tadgell was studying art in college, she realized illustrating children s books could be her life path. Nicole has illustrated fourteen books, including "Lucky Beans "by Becky Birtha and "In the Garden with Dr. Carver", also by Susan Grigsby. To get a feel for each book, she pretends she s the child in the story, and does the things the child does. She lives in Spencer, Massachusetts, with her boys; husband, Mark; and border terrier, Boomer. Her website is