The Lotus Seed

The Lotus Seed

Book - 1993
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When she is forced to leave Vietnam, a young girl brings a lotus seed with her to America in remembrance of her homeland. “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

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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

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After the Vietnamese emperor is dethroned, a young girl takes a lotus seed from his garden and treasures it for many years, until her American grandson accidently plants it, and it grows once again into a lovely flower. Children's BOMC Alt.

Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1993
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780152494650
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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