The Lotus Seed by Sherry Garland and Tatsuro Kiuchi

The Lotus Seed by Sherry Garland and Tatsuro KiuchiSet against the background of the Vietnamese civil war we have a young girl who has to flee her country to escape possible persecution, taking with her a Lotus seed, a symbol of a lost way of life. This young girl grows up in an alien land to become a Grandmother. One day the Lotus seed is taken and planted by one of her grandchildren. The Grandmother is distressed that her precious treasure is taken, especially when her grandson cannot remember where he planted it, but, the blossoming of the seed provides a link between the past present and future.

Migration and societal changes because of war are some of the themes of this book.

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I am a passionate reader of children's books (Primary aged) with a particular interest in picture books. I am always on the look out for children's books at are written by authors from other countries. I am also keen on technology and try to keep abreast of what is happening in a fast changing world. At present my day job is to support teachers and local authorities in the Yorkshire and Humber region (UK), which I really enjoy. Another aspect of my work is to present nationally developed work for the National Strategies. With economic cuts my job will terminate in Spring next year and I may be carrying out independent work based around high quality picture books. My other interest include my allotment, knitting and last but not least my family. My Twitter name is Orlama.
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