The Gardener's Surprise is a moving story about the importance of our beliefs in our daily lives, as well as a celebration of indulging in personal passions as an excellent way of achieving happiness.
Guided Reading Level: P, Lexile Level: 870L
About the Author
Carla Balzaretti was born in Argentina, one autumn day in 1978. Since a child was devoted to inventing stories even when not knowing how to write. She studied to bedome a teacher and worked for seven years as editor. She has published several books for young children.
After several years studying and working as a designer in her hometown Munich and Brussels, Sonja Wimmer decided to devote herself to illustration and traveled to Barcelona to continue her artistic training at the Llotja School of Design Art. Since then, she lives between brushes and stories, working as an illustrator and freelance for publishers and other customers worldwide. She has received many awards for her work in the United states, most notably Gold Medal for Best Illustrator for The Word Collector.