Mr. Goethe's Garden

Mr Goethe s Garden tells the story of a unique friendship between an inquisitive young girl, Anna, and her neighbor the elderly, world famous author, artist and natural scientist, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Anna visits Mr Goethe in his well tended garden where he teaches her to draw and to observe the world of nature in a special way.Set in the 1830s, in Weimar, GermanyMr Goethe s Garden tells the story of a unique friendship between an inquisitive young girl, Anna, and her neighbor the elderly, world famous author, artist and natural scientist, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Anna visits Mr Goethe in his well tended garden where he teaches her to draw and to observe the world of nature in a special way.Set in the 1830s, in Weimar, Germany, this book was partially inspired by Goethe s life and his botanical treatise The Metamorphosis of the Plant Exquisitely sensitive illustrations and elegant text reveal the intricate wonders of the plant kingdom An informative afterword describes the life of Goethe and his many accomplishments Ages 6 9
Mr Goethe s Garden Mr Goethe s Garden tells the story of a unique friendship between an inquisitive young girl Anna and her neighbor the elderly world famous author artist and natural scientist Johann Wolfgang von

  • Title: Mr. Goethe's Garden
  • Author: Diana Cohn Paul Mirocha
  • ISBN: 9780880105217
  • Page: 463
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Mr. Goethe's Garden”

    1. As an adult and as someone with graduate degrees in German literature, I truly much adore Mr. Goethe's Garden, Diana Cohn's sweet little fictional account of the unusual and art-inspired friendship between German literary icon Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and a young girl named Anna, during the last months of his life (thus in 1831/1832), when Goethe at over eighty years of age was spending most of his days either working to finish his masterpiece, his Faust or painting and sketching the flora of [...]

    2. This is a beautiful children's book. The illustrations are intriguing, being done in two different styles - the people are strangely "real" looking, but the plant are lovely watercolours. I like books that show loving relationships between kids and adults that are not their parents. I hope my own kids will be lucky enough to have an adult in their life like that. I got this book because our kids go to a Waldorf school, the curriculum of which was developed by Rudolph Steiner, and Steiner's great [...]

    3. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe isn't remembered so much for his scientific papers on plants, so Mr. Goethe's Garden was written with the hope of bringing more attention to his unique approach to observing nature. Beautifully written book with beautiful illustrations. "Like friends, plants tell you their secrets only when they know you care."

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