The Allotmenteers


SKU: 978 1 85714 481 9 Category:


Tom and Sally are sad at the thought of having to give up their allotment as their Mum is going back to work at the local library – they have so enjoyed spending time there over the summer! So they offer to take on looking after it themselves. They get the hang of it pretty quickly and start to be able to supply neighbours with the surplus veg they grow. This is a charming tale of how children can easily rise to meet challenges when given the opportunity, as well as giving inspiring examples of community spirit and solving problems as a team…it also contains simple growing directions and delicious recipes to try too! 


Author/Illustrator: Written by Theo Moore
Illustrated by Sarah van Dongen
Extent: 48 pages
Format: Paperback 160 x 210mm
ISBN: 978 1 85714 481 9
Rights WORLD
Bic YFP / YX


Theo Moore spent several years teaching reading, writing, maths and social skills to primary school children. Now retired, she lives in Bath surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchild. She spends her days gardening, cooking, reading, playing Mah Jong and writing. 

Sarah van Dongen spent her childhood making and building dolls, tiny furniture, little house, and stories. She first studied Comparative Literature after which she took the leap and applied for the MA in Children’s Book Illustration in Cambridge. After the MA she returned to Amsterdam where she now spends her days drawing colourful scenes and eating cakes. 

Quote from Andrea Reece, Books for keeps

 “The story is told simply but with real charm, and its message of the empowering joy of growing things is very effective. A book to nurture genuine interest in gardening (and cooking) among children. Colour illustrations by Sarah Van Dongen make it even more delicious.” 


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