The Lotus Seed tells of a brave young girl who is forced to leave Vietnam. She brings a lotus seed with her to America in remembrance of her homeland.
The Lotus Seed
When she is forced to leave Vietnam, a young girl brings a lotus seed with her to America in remembrance of her homeland.
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. Learn more about her here.
A Few Reviews
“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
“The spare simplicity of this tale about a Vietnamese refugee is “richly amplified by arresting, light-filled paintings,” said PW in a starred review. —Reed Business Information, Inc.
“I use this book as part of my curriculum to teach comprehension strategies. This book works well for questioning before, during, and after the story. There is an authors note that will help answer some of the generated questions. The story of a young woman having to leave vietnam when war breaks out would also go nicely with a social studies unit on immigration. Using this book helps to build a multi cultural classroom. I sometimes have Vietnamese students who’s families have a similar story. Its nice for children to see themselves represented in books.” —Amazon Reviewer Barry