Nina Soni Master of the Garden

Nina Soni returns in the third episode of her story. Check out my review of previous titles, Nina Soni Former Best Friend and Nina Soni Sister Fixer. This new tale comes at a perfect time as many of us are getting ready for gardening season. My dad taught me the ins and outs of getting a bumper crop and for Nina it’s her mom.

It’s Take Your Child to Work Day, and Nina, Kavita, and Jay are all going to work with Mom, a landscape architect, to learn how to start a garden. Naturally that’s not enough for Nina, who quickly develops big plans for a business selling the vegetables she plans to grow. But her plans don’t include managing the problems that inevitably arise, including rabbits, slugs, mosquitos, and more! (From Peachtree Publishing).

Set in Wisconsin, NIna’s Indian heritage is evident throughout especially with references to the many wonderful sounding culinary creations I’d never heard of but can’t wait to try. Of course you need food and that’s what makes this grow your own crops story fun and unique. I even learned a few things myself about the care and harvesting of vegetables.

Intended for early middle grade readers, the series is perfect for those needing a gentle introduction to longer plotted books. The illustrations also fit in nicely with the text.

I predict a lot more kid gardeners this Spring, inspired by the Master Gardener Nina and her precious plants. I’ll be out there too with my own tomatoes, squash, and cucumbers.

(NOTE: I received a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)


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2 Responses to Nina Soni Master of the Garden

  1. What a fun springtime read. The age group this book is intended for will be eager to learn more about gardening. I remember those days with my dad — he gave my own patch to grow vegetables and another patch to grow flowers. When preparing the beds, my just stepped over the fence into the cow pasture for fertilizer.

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