The Carrot Seed 60th Anniversary Edition: 60th Anniversary Edition

Paperback | December 28, 2004

byRuth KraussIllustratorCrockett Johnson

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This book teaches the patience and technique of planting a seed and helping it grow. First published in 1945 and never out of print, this timeless combination of Ruth Krauss's simple text and Crockett Johnson's eloquent illustrations creates a triumphant and deeply satisfying story for readers of all ages.

When a little boy plants a carrot seed, everyone tells him it won't grow. But when you are very young, there are some things that you just know, and the little boy knows that one day a carrot will come up. So he waters his seed, and pulls the weeds, and he waits...

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Hand picked by our Panel of Experts the IndigoKids Recommends program offers book suggestions designed to help you find the perfect book easily and confidently. A little boy just knows that a carrot will grow from the seed that he plants--whatever his family may believe--in this brief (101 words) classic story of childhood faith rewar...

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This book teaches the patience and technique of planting a seed and helping it grow. First published in 1945 and never out of print, this timeless combination of Ruth Krauss's simple text and Crockett Johnson's eloquent illustrations creates a triumphant and deeply satisfying story for readers of all ages.When a little boy plants a car...

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When a little boy plants a carrot seed, everyone tells him it won't grow. But when you are very young, there are some things that you just know, and the little boy knows that one day a carrot will come up. So he waters his seed, and pulls the weeds, and he waits ...First published in 1945 and never out of print, this timeless combinati...

Ruth Krauss, a member of the experimental Writer’s Laboratory at the Bank Street School in New York City in the 1940s, imaginatively used humor and invented words to create some of the very first books for children that highlighted a child’s inner life. She collaborated with some of the greatest illustrators in children’s literature, i...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.13 inPublished:December 28, 2004Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064432106

ISBN - 13:9780064432108

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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From Our Editors

Hand picked by our Panel of Experts the IndigoKids Recommends program offers book suggestions designed to help you find the perfect book easily and confidently.

A little boy just knows that a carrot will grow from the seed that he plants--whatever his family may believe--in this brief (101 words) classic story of childhood faith rewarded. Two- and four-color illustrations.

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“A cunningly paced fable about patience and standing one’s ground.” (Parenting)