The Lotus Seed

The Lotus Seed

Picture Book - 1993
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A young Vietnamese girl saves a lotus seed and carries it with her everywhere to remember a brave emperor and the homeland that she has to flee.
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1993.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 0152494650
Branch Call Number: XXF GARLAND, SHERRY
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Kiuchi, Tatsuro


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May 03, 2017


vpl_childrens Dec 09, 2015

A young woman fleeing the war in Vietnam takes some lotus seeds with her and they remain her treasured possessions throughout her new life in North America. Many years later, one of her curious grandchildren decides to plant them and, thinking her precious lotus seeds are lost forever, she is devastated. The following spring grandmother discovers that the lotus seed has bloomed after all.

forbesrachel Apr 23, 2013

A girl carries a bit of her culture to her new home, where she passes on her heritage to the next generation. Very short, so the historical information at the back is needed to fully understand.


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violet_horse_539 Jun 26, 2012

violet_horse_539 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 9


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