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Nature’s powerful forces are a metaphor for hardships faced by displaced children. Kids like seeds thrive when given the chance.
This book benefits from reading it with an adult. It would make a great read-aloud for a teacher when their class is learning about plant life cycles, or with older elementary kids to discuss deeper themes in picture books. Kids who are really into plants would likely enjoy reading it on their own.
Three Lost Seeds
Written by Stephie Morton
Illustrated by Nicole Wong
Published by Tilbury House
School children learn that seeds can be dispersed by wind, water, animals or the bursting of a pod. In Three Lost Seeds, these forces are a subtle metaphor for the hardships faced by displaced children.
Each of the three lost seeds in this story – a cherry stone in Iran, an acacia seed in Australia and a lotus seed in Chine – survives a difficult journey through flood, fire or drought, then sprouts (un the case of the lotus seed, a hundred years later) and ultimately flourishes.
Where can you buy Three Lost Seeds?
The Three Lost Seeds – Stories of Becoming book is available to buy from Amazon in a hardback edition, as well as in leading book retailers.
About the author and illustrator
Stephie Morton founded the Children’s Art Workshop to nurture the creative spirit in every child. She carries that mission to public school classrooms and her Saturday Open Studio (SOS) invites homeless children to create art, read books and enjoy healthy snacks.
Nicole Wong was raised by a designer/painter dad and a fashion illustrator mum. She has illustrated twenty children’s books using collage, egg tempera, oils, watercolour, ink and other media.
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