We Are The Gardeners
In her first children's book, Joanna Gaines and her family share the adventure of how they became gardeners—from their first failed attempt to keep a little potted fern alive to their current, vibrant and flourishing garden. Children and families will love learning how they, too, can be gardeners.
We Are the Gardeners is Joanna Gaines first children's book. It chronicles the family's story of becoming gardeners—starting with the first little fern Chip bought for Jo. Over the years, the family's love for gardening blossomed into the beautiful garden that was featured during season five of Fixer Upper.
The Gaines family shares with readers and fans their failed adventures (dead ferns), their obstacles to overcome (bunnies that eat everything!), and all the knowledge they've gained along the way (about soil, sun, and water) to grow happy, successful gardens. Children and their families will be able to start their own gardens, learn how to take care of plants, and enjoy the fruits of their labors together.
Julianna Swaney's illustrations bring the Gaines' family garden alive in colorful, whimsical watercolors and invite readers in to enjoy the peace of Joanna's favorite place—the garden.
About the contributor(s):
Joanna Gaines is the co-founder of Magnolia, a home and lifestyle brand based in Waco, Texas, that she started with her husband, Chip. The authors of the New York Times bestseller The Magnolia Story, Chip and Joanna have been remodeling homes for more than a decade—as seen by their work on HGTV’s Fixer Upper—marrying their shared passion for real estate with Chip’s knack for construction and Joanna’s eye for design. She is editor-in-chief of the brand’s popular lifestyle magazine, Magnolia Journal, where she shares moments in her garden and memories made in the kitchen with Chip and the couple’s four children.
Julianna Swaney is an illustrator whose work is inspired by whimsical details of daily life and the fairy tales she loved reading as a child. She grew up homeschooled, which allowed free range for her imagination and interests in folklore, nature, and history. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where she illustrates children's books and works in her garden. Her delicate illustrations are created using watercolor, gouache, and colored pencil.
40 pages, 9 x 11, full-color illustrations