The Year of the Garden (An Anna Wang novel #5) (Paperback)

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By Andrea Cheng, Patrice Barton (Illustrator)
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This prequel to THE YEAR OF THE BOOK follows perceptive, astute Anna as she strives to grow a perfect garden — only to realize that the garden she grows with her new friend is more than good enough, weeds and all. A heartfelt and charming introduction to the Anna Wang series.

When Anna is gifted a copy of The Secret Garden, it inspires her to follow her dreams—maybe she can plant ivy and purple crocuses and the birds will come. Or maybe what grows from her dream of a garden is even better: friendship. And friendship, like a garden, often has a mind of its own.

In this prequel to The Year of the Book, join Anna in a year of discovery, new beginnings, friendships, and growth.

About the Author

Andrea Cheng is the author of several children’s books, including the acclaimed middle-grade Anna Wang series critics call "gentle," "accessible," and "just right." Though she passed away in 2015, her books will continue to inspire readers. Visit her website at

Patrice Barton's talents were discovered at age three, whens she created a mural with a pastry brush and Crisco. She lives in Austin with her family. Visit her website at

Product Details
ISBN: 9781328900173
ISBN-10: 1328900177
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: April 24th, 2018
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: An Anna Wang novel