Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt Cover

Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

By Kate Messner; Christopher Silas Neal; Christopher Silas Neal (Illustrator)

Chronicle Books, Hardcover, 9781452119366, 52pp.

Publication Date: March 3, 2015

In this exuberant and lyrical follow-up to the award-winning Over and Under the Snow, discover the wonders that lie hidden between stalks, under the shade of leaves . . . and down in the dirt. Explore the hidden world and many lives of a garden through the course of a year 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.

About the Author
Kate Messner is the award-winning author of Over and Under the Snow, Sea Monster's First Day, Sea Monster and the Bossy Fish, and more than a dozen other books for young readers. Kate lives on Lake Champlain with her family.

Christopher Silas Neal is an award-winning illustrator whose work is published regularly in the New York Times and shown in galleries. He teaches illustration at Pratt Institute and lives in Brooklyn, New York.