Sherry Garland The Lotus Seed

ISBN 13: 9780152014834

The Lotus Seed

4.2 avg rating
( 544 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780152014834: The Lotus Seed
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

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

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

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

From School Library Journal:

Grade 2-5-- A nameless Vietnamese narrator tells of her grandmother who, as a girl, accidentally sees the last emperor cry on the day of his abdication. She surreptitiously enters the palace gardens and takes a lotus seed as a remembrance of that day and her ruler. She keeps the seed with her through vicissitudes of war, flight, and emigration until one summer a grandson (the narrator's brother) steals it and plants it in a mud pool near the family's American home. Grandmother is inconsolable when the exact spot cannot be found. The following spring, a lotus grows from the mud puddle and in time the elderly woman gives a seed to each of her grandchildren, reserving one for herself. The narrator vows to plant hers one day, give the seeds to her own children, keep the tradition, and share her grandmother's memories. This tale of hope and continuance is told with disarming simplicity. Interesting oil paintings, largely in earth tones, are slightly mannered, yet culturally accurate, and often moving in their amplification of the text. A warm addition to school and public library collections. --John Philbrook, San Francisco Public Library
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Garland, Sherry
Published by HMH Books for Young Readers (1997)
ISBN 10: 0152014837 ISBN 13: 9780152014834
New Paperback Quantity Available: 6
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HMH Books for Young Readers, 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 0152014837

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 7.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Sherry Garland Illustrated by Tatsuro Kiuchi
Published by Houghton Muffin Hartcourt Trade
ISBN 10: 0152014837 ISBN 13: 9780152014834
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Houghton Muffin Hartcourt Trade. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0152014837

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 3.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Sherry Garland
Published by Voyager Books,U.S., United States (1997)
ISBN 10: 0152014837 ISBN 13: 9780152014834
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Voyager Books,U.S., United States, 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. My grandmother saw the emperor cry the day he lost his golden dragon throne. So begins Sherry Garland s emotional tale of a Vietnamese family forced to flee from their homeland to escape a devastating civil war. Set against a background of historical events, The Lotus Seed thoughtfully portrays refugees who have adapted to a different way of life in a new country without losing touch with their cultural heritage. Theirs is an American story about the continuity of family and culture.An Alternate Selection of Children s Book-of-the-Month Club. Seller Inventory # ABZ9780152014834

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 7.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Sherry Garland
Published by Voyager Books,U.S., United States (1997)
ISBN 10: 0152014837 ISBN 13: 9780152014834
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Voyager Books,U.S., United States, 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. My grandmother saw the emperor cry the day he lost his golden dragon throne. So begins Sherry Garland s emotional tale of a Vietnamese family forced to flee from their homeland to escape a devastating civil war. Set against a background of historical events, The Lotus Seed thoughtfully portrays refugees who have adapted to a different way of life in a new country without losing touch with their cultural heritage. Theirs is an American story about the continuity of family and culture.An Alternate Selection of Children s Book-of-the-Month Club. Seller Inventory # ABZ9780152014834

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 7.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Garland, Sherry
ISBN 10: 0152014837 ISBN 13: 9780152014834
New Quantity Available: 12
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1997. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780152014834

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 3.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Garland, Sherry
ISBN 10: 0152014837 ISBN 13: 9780152014834
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1997. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # KB-9780152014834

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 3.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Garland, Sherry
Published by HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN 10: 0152014837 ISBN 13: 9780152014834
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 15
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HMH Books for Young Readers. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0152014837 BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|0.5. Seller Inventory # OTF-Y-9780152014834

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 4.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Garland, Sherry
Published by HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN 10: 0152014837 ISBN 13: 9780152014834
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HMH Books for Young Readers. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0152014837. Seller Inventory # Z0152014837ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Garland, Sherry
Published by Voyager Paperbacks 2/15/1997 (1997)
ISBN 10: 0152014837 ISBN 13: 9780152014834
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Voyager Paperbacks 2/15/1997, 1997. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. The Lotus Seed. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780152014834

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Garland, Sherry/ Kiuchi, Tatsuro (ILT)
ISBN 10: 0152014837 ISBN 13: 9780152014834
New Softcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
VNHM SHOP
(Pompano Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Softcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 5339669

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book