Amelia Ellicott’s Garden

When I visit schools, there’s nearly always a teacher who speaks fondly about this book.

It is a story about an old lady who gardens and raises chooks in her backyard, embracing her changing neighbourhood and celebrating birth and diversity. 

I love painting nature; gardens are always special and this book allowed for a few night time scenes, filled with stars and characters illuminated by a single lantern.

overseas additions

Amelia Ellicott’s Garden has been published in Korea and Poland (see opposite).

A Margaret Hamilton Book

(an imprint of Scholastic)