Gardens & Landscapes

A Garden of Ordinary Miracles Deluxe Edition: An Alphabet Book

So much more than a master artist's view of nature disguised as an A to Z book, A GARDEN OF ORDINARY MIRACLES is a veritable illuminated manuscript cataloguing the wonders growing all around us.  Each overgrown spread bursts with gorgeously rendered hand-drawn full-color pen and ink representations of flora and fauna whose names beefing with a particular letter of the alphabet. From Azalea all the way to Zinnia, readers of all ages will be transported to a sunlit garden on every spread where they can prance through the letter P, overrun by peonies, puppies, and poppies, and wander around W's wisteria, watering cans, and water lilies.

Packaged with a heavy french-folded jacket atop a luxuriously-textured cloth cover and beautiful satin ribbon marker, both adults and children will appreciate the beauty found within these pages, and outside their own doors.  

This deluxe edition features the book nestled within an oversized 11.5 x 15" cloth clamshell with foil stamping and tipped-on image, a special ribbon designed to remove the book, and a pocket containing an 8 x 10.7" museum-quality and ready-to-frame print reproducing the original beauty and color of the artwork featured on the entire Azalea spread.

About The Author

Robert Zakanitch has been exhibiting his artwork since 1965. He has had numerous solo and group shows throughout the United States and Europe and has exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He is the illustrator of Last Night I Dreamed a Circus and Good Dog.

  • Publish Date: October 30, 2012
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Gardening - Reference
  • Publisher: Universe
  • Trim Size: 8-3/4 x 12-1/4
  • Pages: 64
  • US Price: $250.00
  • CDN Price: $250.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-7893-2418-4

Author Bookshelf: Robert Zakanitch