Carl in the Garden

by Molly Sanchez
Rated 4.9 out of 5

Cute and educational

Rated 5 out of 5
October 29, 2021

This book was a great way for my kids to learn about Carl Linnaeus. They thought it was just a fun fiction book, and were amazed that it’s about a real person.

Rebecca Tisci

Something about TGTB books...

Rated 5 out of 5
April 27, 2021

Our library has an alternative book about this story. But there’s something about the beauty of TGTB books that keeps my son’s attention and engage him much more!

Julienne D.

Educational and entertaining

Rated 5 out of 5
February 8, 2021

Carl in the Garden is a great picture book biography of Carl Linnaeus, the father of taxonomy. This story brings in humor as well as the perseverance Carl had in achieving his dreams. It is an inspiring look at his life. The illustrations are wonderful also.

Linda L

Biography of an important person made to feel like a fun story

Rated 5 out of 5
December 21, 2020

Kids don’t always love reading biographies, but when they are as well written as this, they want to keep reading the story! Hearing how Carl Linnaeus grew up and developed his interest in botany made us go out and plant our first raised bed garden. It really sparked an interest! Adorable illustrations, too.


Interesting Read

Rated 4 out of 5
October 12, 2020

My kids and I thought this book was very interesting. It is written like a story, so it is an easy read that keeps your attention. Carl was a fascinating man, and we will never look at plants the same!

Laura F
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Picture Book for All Ages

Have you ever wondered where plant names come from? More than three hundred years ago, a little boy was born who would forever change the way that plants were named. Born in Sweden, Carl Linnaeus was fascinated by the many plants around him, and he thought up a way of naming and grouping plants together that is still used today. He even discovered many new plants along the way. Filled with beautiful illustrations, Carl in the Garden tells the story of one boy who opened a whole new world to those who came after him just by doing what he loved.

18 pages, full-color, 11″x8.5″

This book is an optional read-aloud for our Botany science unit and is included in the optional Botany Read-Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

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