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In the spirit of Goodnight Moon and The Curious Garden comes a stunning debut picture book filled with whimsy and creativity from brothers Terry and Eric Fan.

One day, William discovers that the tree outside his window has been sculpted into a wise owl. In the following days, more topiaries appear, and each one is more beautiful than the last. Soon, William's gray little town is full of color and life. And though the mysterious night gardener disappears as suddenly as he appeared, William - and his town - are changed forever.

With breathtaking illustrations and spare, sweet text, this masterpiece about enjoying the beauty of nature is sure to become an instant classic.

About the Author

Terry Fan

Terry Fan is a picture book author and illustrator. One part of a creative team - with his brother Eric - known collectively as The Fan Brothers. Their widely praised debut picture book The Night Gardener received starred reviews in Publisher's Weekly and Kirkus, and was Amazon's 2016 Best Book of the Year, ages 6-8. Together they also illustrated The Darkest Dark (Publisher's Weekly starred review) , written by Chris Hadfield and Kate Fillion, and The Antlered Ship (Publisher's Weekly & Kirkus starred reviews) , written by Dashka Slater. The Antlered Ship was also Amazon's 2017 Best Book of the Year, ages 6-8. Their next book together, Ocean Meets Sky, publishes on May 15th, 2018 and is available for preorder. Ocean Meets Sky has already received starred reviews from Publisher's Weekly, Kirkus, Booklist and SLJ. Terry received his formal art training at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto. Before he could even talk, he was doodling airplanes on the walls. As a grown-up, he spends his days (and nights) creating magical paintings, portraits and prints. Born in Illinois, he now lives in Toronto, near the shores of Lake Ontario, which he likes to imagine is the sea.

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