• National Trust: I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year (Poetry Collections)
  • National Trust: I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year (Poetry Collections)
  • National Trust: I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year (Poetry Collections)
  • National Trust: I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year (Poetry Collections)
  • National Trust: I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year (Poetry Collections)
  • National Trust: I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year (Poetry Collections)
  • National Trust: I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year (Poetry Collections)
  • National Trust: I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year (Poetry Collections)
  • National Trust: I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year (Poetry Collections)
  • National Trust: I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year (Poetry Collections)
  • National Trust: I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year (Poetry Collections)
  • National Trust: I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year (Poetry Collections)
  • National Trust: I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year (Poetry Collections)
  • National Trust: I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year (Poetry Collections)
  • National Trust: I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year (Poetry Collections)
  • National Trust: I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year (Poetry Collections)

National Trust: I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year (Poetry Collections)

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Hardback Published on: 06/09/2018
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National Trust: I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year (Poetry Collections)
A big, beautiful book to treasure.
I would have been absolutely besotted with this as a child. The illustrations are gorgeous, it's in association with the National Trust, the poems easy to... READ MORE
Catriona at Waterstones Head Office
National Trust: I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year (Poetry Collections)
A very worthy *winner*
This book teaches children about the changing seasons and months of the year through great poems and illustrations.
Ellie Atkins

Synopsis

The Waterstones Children's Gift of the Year 2018

A dazzling, soaring compendium of illustration and verse, I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree presents a poem for every day of the year – including those that leap.

Capturing themes of the natural world, this sumptuous volume gathers together an exciting sweep of names, including works from Ted Hughes, William Carlos Williams, Emily Brontë, Carol Ann Duffy, John Updike, Grace Nichols and William Blake. From ice-dusted birch trees on a January night to an autumn glimpse of a hawk in flight, this landmark anthology sings with the power of language to capture the magic of our changing world.

These thoughtful poems have been gathered from all around the world, and specifically chosen to suit each individual day of the year. The selections were curated by Fiona Waters, a passionate champion of children’s literature. Waters has worked with children’s books all her life as a bookseller, publisher, author and reviewer, and won the CLPE Poetry Prize in 2005. In collecting the poems for I Am the Seed, Fiona and the publisher Nosy Crow have maintained regional spellings and usage, in order to preserve the integrity of the originals.

The captivating and playful illustrations are provided by Frann Preston-Gannon, who was previously shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize in 2013 for The Journey Home. She has brought life and imagination to every page, enough to make children and adults alike stop in their tracks.

A breath-taking compendium of words and pictures that beg to be read and cherished, this a book that will be at the top of many of our own bookseller’s Christmas lists.

  • Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780857637703
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Dimensions: 275 x 247 mm

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National Trust: I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year (Poetry Collections)
Beautiful, but heavy.
I bought this beautifully illustrated book for my granddaughters in New York. Buying it online gives no indication of the size or weight. When I came to p... READ MORE
Elizabeth Riddell
National Trust: I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year (Poetry Collections)
An extraordinary collection sumptously illustrated
Nosy Crow Books have put their heart and soul into creating an extraordinary collection of nature poems for every day of the year, carefully selected by Fi... READ MORE
Jo Clarke
National Trust: I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year (Poetry Collections)
A beautiful book
This is exactly what it says, a poem for each day. It’s bound beautifully and has lovely illustrations that will enthrall adults and children alike in the ... READ MORE
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National Trust: I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year (Poetry Collections)
I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree - A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year: National Trust (Hardback) Frann Preston-Gannon (illustrator), Fiona Waters (selector)
I bought two copies of this book: one was going to be a present. It resulted to be a remarkable present and my friend appreciated it very much, I knew I wa... READ MORE
Licia
National Trust: I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year (Poetry Collections)
Book for generations
What a wonderful book. I bought this for my granddaughter, it is a beautifully illustrated book. This is a piece of work that can be handed down to generat... READ MORE
Marie Davies
National Trust: I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year (Poetry Collections)
Absolutely 5 Star
A wonderful way to introduce young children to poetry; the choice is an extremely good mix.
Judith Smith
National Trust: I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year (Poetry Collections)
Beautiful to look at, easy and entertaining to read.
I fell in love with the book cover, it caught my eye instantly. So beautifully illustrated. The poems are a delight. I have not read all of them. I want ... READ MORE
Sandra