"Scenes of Chloë and her grandfather are poignant and realistic and might even spark some agricultural interest in middle-graders…the characters are warm, and the concept of seed vaults is made wonderfully personal. Families are complicated, but gardening usually isn't." - Kirkus Reviews
"The Vegetable Museum follows a family and its unique heirlooms—vegetable seeds from all over the world 'that all mean something to somebody somewhere.' It is a heartfelt story of family history, memory and food security—as engaging and contemplative as a sun-dappled garden." - Alison Hughes, Governor General's Award–nominated author of Hit the Ground Running
"In this story of family, friendship, loss, love, forgiveness, and hope, Mulder also introduces readers to the little-discussed topics of heirloom vegetables, seed banks, and gardening." - Booklist
"A science or biology teacher could use this book…[it] does a good job of exploring the joys and importance of gardening." - School Library Connection
"The Vegetable Museum is not just a middle-grade novel, it is a testament to the power of a garden to bring generations together. It might even inspire some future gardeners! Mulder has created a love story for families, a tribute to the ability of seeds growing more than just plants. Wishing there had been more than 181 pages." - Resource Links
"An engaging middle school novel about family relationships…There are powerful lessons about coping with adversity." - CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"A deeply satisfying story about family, friendship and the power of community." - The Globe and Mail
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