Seedfolks

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byPaul FleischmanIllustratorJudy Pedersen

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A vacant lot, rat-infested and filled with garbage, looked like no place for a garden. Especially to a neighborhood of strangers where no one seems to care. Until one day, a young girl clears a small space and digs into the hard-packed soil to plant her precious bean seeds. Suddenly, the soil holds promise: To Curtis, who believes he can win back Lateesha's heart with a harvest of tomatoes; to Virgil's dad, who sees a fortune to be made from growing lettuce; and even to Maricela, sixteen and pregnant, wishing she were dead.

Thirteen very different voices and perspectives—old, young, Haitian, Hispanic, tough, haunted, and hopeful—tell one amazing story about a garden that transforms a neighborhood.

Chosen as a state and citywide read in communities across the country, including in Vermont; Racine, WI; Tampa, FL; Newburgh, NY; and Boca Raton, FL.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

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When a little girl first plants a handful of bean seeds in a corner of a rat-infested vacant lot, it doesn’t seem to make a big difference. Soon Curtis notices them growing and thinks he could plant some tomatoes and win his precious Lateesha back. Then Virgil’s father gets the bright idea he could make a fortune growing lettuce. Paul ...

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A vacant lot, rat-infested and filled with garbage, looked like no place for a garden. Especially to a neighborhood of strangers where no one seems to care. Until one day, a young girl clears a small space and digs into the hard-packed soil to plant her precious bean seeds. Suddenly, the soil holds promise: To Curtis, who believes he c...

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A vacant lot, rat-infested and filled with garbage, looked like no place for a garden. Especially to a neighborhood of strangers where no one seems to care. Until one day, a young girl clears a small space and digs into the hard-packed soil to plant her precious bean seeds. Suddenly, the soil holds promise: To Curtis, who believes he c...

Paul Fleischman grew up in Santa Monica, California in a house with a printing press, a grand piano, a shortwave radio, and his father—children’s author Sid Fleischman. Playing recorder in early music consorts led to his books of verbal duets—I Am Phoenix, Joyful Noise (winner of the 1989 Newbery Medal), and Big Talk. His novels built ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.38 inPublisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064472078

ISBN - 13:9780064472074

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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When a little girl first plants a handful of bean seeds in a corner of a rat-infested vacant lot, it doesn’t seem to make a big difference. Soon Curtis notices them growing and thinks he could plant some tomatoes and win his precious Lateesha back. Then Virgil’s father gets the bright idea he could make a fortune growing lettuce. Paul Fleischman takes a look at what happens when one person dares to hope in Seedfolks.