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The Garden at the End of the World

Isla and her mother go on an enchanting journey to the Global Seed Vault in Norway to discover a garden waiting at the end of the world.

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At the end of the world is an island covered in ice.
On the island is a mountain.
Inside the mountain is a vault.
And inside the vault are millions of seeds.

When Isla makes a special discovery, she and her botanist mother adventure to the Global Seed Vault in Norway. Isla is going to leave her precious package there, so children who haven’t even been born yet can grow and eat the food we all enjoy. What else will they encounter along the way?

The Garden at the End of the World is a hopeful story about protecting nature’s treasures for the future.

Cassy Polimeni

Cassy Polimeni

Cassy Polimeni is a freelance editor and children’s/YA author who has always loved words and faraway places. Her past jobs include travel writer, magazine editor, TV book reviewer and airport chauffeur. The Garden at the End of the World is her first picture book. In 2022 she was awarded an Australian Society of Authors/Copyright Australia Mentorship to develop a middle grade novel, also set in Norway.

Briony Stewart
Photo by Catherine Carvell

Briony Stewart

Briony Stewart is the author and illustrator of several award-winning books for children, including the Kumiko and the Dragon series and We Love You Magoo, which was a CBCA Early Childhood Honour Book for 2020. She was also the illustrator of Mina and the Whole Wide World, which won the 2022 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Children's Fiction. Briony lectures on children’s literature at university and conducts talks and workshops with children across Australia. She loves live drawing challenges, daydreaming and discussing dragons, bunnies and how to tame lions.