In Mary's Garden (Hardcover)
This is an inspiring story on several fronts. Mary is a girl who loves to make things with her hands. She helps her father build a house. Then she begins to create art using treasures she finds in nature like wood, rocks, and even discarded glass. She fills her front yard with wonderful creatures for all to share. A true story, Mary Nohl lived in Wisconsin where she created unusual artwork both inside and outside her house. Young readers will see that girls, as well as boys, can design and build. They also will see that beauty can be created in all kinds of ways and seen in a variety of things. This is a Midwest Connections pick for April. -- Susan (RBB Staff)— Susan
While the rest of her classmates were making pastries in cooking classes, Mary Nohl was making art--anything she fancied out of anything she could find. Inspiration struck Mary even when she wasn't looking for it. Mary used common objects to make uncommon art. And one day, her garden was a gallery.
Mary Nohl passed away in 2001 at the age of eighty-seven. Her famous garden gallery is located in the front yard of her Fox Point, Wisconsin, home to this day.