The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver

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George Washington Carver was born into slavery. George and his mother were kidnapped, but young George was brought back, and he and his brother were raised by the Carvers, farmers who had no children of their own. George, always curious about nature, had a secret garden in the woods where he grew flowers and learned much about plants, soil, and more. George learned that nothing could be wasted and made many things from what was there: feathers became needles, berries became dyes, and more. Even after slavery ended, George couldn’t go to school, but he learned much from his garden. He eventually was able to leave the farm and go to school, finishing college and became a professor of agriculture. He changed the way farming was done in the South and made peanuts the great crop, finding many uses for them.

Author Gene Barretta’s extensive research shines through in this marvelous non-fiction book that will allow youngsters to learn about this incredible man and all that he accomplished. The beautiful, detailed illustrations by Frank Morrison complete this story and will help to keep youngsters engaged as they read this inspiring story. Don’t miss this one.


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Author Gene Barretta, with illustrations by Frank Morrison
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher Katherine Tegen Books
Publish Date 2020-01-14
ISBN 9780062430151
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Issue January 2020
Category Children's
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