The Lotus Seed

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
When she is forced to leave Vietnam, a young girl brings a lotus seed with her to America in remembrance of her homeland. "Exquisite artwork fuses with a compelling narrative--a concise endnote places the story effectively within a historical context--to produce a moving and polished offering."--Publishers Weekly

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User Review  - JackieOttman - LibraryThing

A Vietnamese girl migrates to America and brings with her a lotus seed. Keeps it, and one boy eventually takes it and plants it. She's distraught until the next spring when a lotus plant grows. She then gives seeds to others and keeps one for herself. A story of hope, tradition, family Read full review

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User Review  - jenniferm14 - LibraryThing

This historical fiction is a beautiful story that allows readers to get a glimpse of the value of history for Vietnamese people. The Lotus Seed tells the story of a woman who sees the emperor loose ... Read full review

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SHERRY GARLAND is the author of many award-winning novels and picture books, including Indio, The Last Rainmaker. She lives in central Texas. www.sherrygarland.com

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