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National Trust: I Am the Seed that Grew the Tree – A Poem for Every Day of the Year


FORMAT: Hardcover PRICE: £25.00 PAGES: 336 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 06/09/2018 ISBN: 9780857637703

National Trust: I Am the Seed that Grew the Tree – A Poem for Every Day of the Year

Ed by Fiona Waters, illus by Frann Preston-Gannon

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A glorious, landmark piece of publishing with nature poems and gorgeous illustrations to delight and inspire for every day of the year.

I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, named after the first line of Judith Nicholls’ poem Windsong, is a lavishly illustrated collection of 366 nature poems – one for every day of the year, including leap years. Filled with familiar favourites and new discoveries, written by a wide variety of poets – including John Agard, William Blake, Emily Brontë, Charles Causley, Walter de la Mare, Emily Dickinson, Carol Ann Duffy, Eleanor Farjeon, Robert Frost, Thomas Hardy, Roger McGough, Christina Rossetti, William Shakespeare, John Updike, William Wordsworth – this is the perfect book for children (and grown-ups!) to share at the beginning or the end of the day, or just to dip into.

Selling points

  • The most ambitious poetry book for children ever produced – big in every sense of the word, from the range of poems and poets included, to the dimensions of the book itself – published in collaboration with The National Trust.
  • The perfect gift: a book for the whole family to treasure for generations.
  • A brilliant introduction to a wide range of poetry (by 185 named poets plus other anonymous poets) about nature – animals, plants, trees, weather, the seasons and much more.
  • Compiled by the talented and highly regarded anthologist Fiona Waters, winner of the 2005 CLPE Poetry Prize for Why Does My Mum Always Iron a Crease in My Jeans? and with over 80 book titles to her name.
  • Beautiful and stylish full-colour illustrations on every page by internationally acclaimed Frann Preston-Gannon, the first UK recipient of the Sendak Fellowship, brings each poem to life.
  • With the highest possible production values – generous trim-size, cloth binding, textured paper jacket, ribbon marker, head- and tailbands.



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