The Garden and the Glen is happy to announce that Kids Need to Read (KNTR), a non-profit organization that provides books and literacy programs for disadvantaged children and their families, is our official smile.amazon.com charity. During the pandemic underfunded schools and libraries closed. KNTR has fulfilled each and every Covid-19 based request nationwide. If you’d like to support KNTR in this way, please go to your smile.amazon.com account and make KNTR the beneficiary of your The Garden and the Glen purchase.
A tiny blue butterfly is chased out of a yellow garden because she does not blend in.
She flees to the nearby forest glen, where she encounters a colorful band of woodland creatures—all of them expelled from the garden for the same reason—being different. The glen provides safety, friendship, and acceptance. However, it’s the garden that holds the blue butterfly’s true destiny.
A Queen, a mystical potion, and the fate of their natural world hang in the balance. The blue butterfly, and what makes her different, holds the key.
The Garden and the Glen is about the magic that finds us when we’re brave enough to be our unique selves.
– a children’s chapter book –
Maggie Green’s miniature watercolor paintings pull the reader into another world. Her detailed yet whimsical style is the ideal complement to The Garden and the Glen.
“Clearly, I did not blend in!”
The Brown Squirrel
“Hurry up! Jump in!
No time to waste!”
The Wise Butterfly
“It was a bad plan all along.”
The Bossy Butterfly
“Everything is falling into place.”
“They did it to us, too.”
The Gray Bunny
“This time it’s true!”
“We are happy to award deserving books like The Garden and the Glen. Our panel of judges really felt like this book merited a place on our list of the best in family-friendly products that parents and educators can feel confident in using.”
“Elizabeth Moseley’s The GARDEN and the GLEN is a delightful fable with a timeless feel. The content is just as welcome in an elementary school classroom as it is to a contemporary adult audience. The author’s ageless message about the value of embracing our own differences, as well as the uniqueness of those around us, is particularly relevant at this current juncture of 2020.”
“Extraordinary artwork pairs with a whimsical story about the beauty of diversity in nature in Elizabeth Moseley’s children’s book The GARDEN and the GLEN. . . .the book’s powerful message of individuality shines through in a natural, graceful way. The story, its characters, and their conversations work in tandem to communicate the multiple layers of the story’s morals . . .”
“In her debut children’s book, Moseley makes her message obvious: ‘You are all different and all perfect, just as you are…’ soft, pastel watercolors by debut illustrator Green are lovely and nicely express the book’s magical feel… a charming celebration of diversity…”
“… the message was universal to middle school climate as well as my own work place… We need more stories where…belonging triumphs in our communities.”
“… Green’s luscious watercolor illustrations are a bounty of color and charm, marrying perfectly with the text. Moseley’s writing is fluid and sometimes poetic…”