Marcie Colleen

Local childrens book author Marcie Colleen returns to The Book Catapult on Saturday, May 30 at 11:00am for a storytime reading (and booksigning) of her new book, The Bear's Garden

Inspired by the true story of a community garden in Brooklyn, New York, picture book The Bear’s Garden by writer Marcie Colleen and illustrator Alison Oliver is a testament to how imagination and dedication can transform communities and create beauty for everyone in unexpected places.

A little girl sees an empty lot in a city and imagines what it can be.

She sees
a place to grow,
a place to play,
and a place to love.

With the help of her stuffed bear, the girl brings her community together to create a beautiful garden.

Marcie Colleen is the award-winning author of the Super Happy Party Bears chapter book series, and picture books Love, Triangle, and PENGUINAUT! While she misses living down the street from the Brooklyn Bear’s Community Garden in New York City, Marcie now lives in San Diego, California, where flowers bloom all year round. Visit to learn more.

Event date: 
Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 11:00am
Event address: 
3010-B Juniper Street
San Diego, CA 92104
The Bear's Garden Cover Image
By Marcie Colleen, Alison Oliver (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250314819
Availability: Out of stock. Please contact store for availability.
Published: Imprint - March 24th, 2020