The Story of Seeds (Hardcover)
From Mendel's Garden to Your Plate, and How There's More of Less to Eat Around the World
HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780544320239, 144pp.
Publication Date: February 23, 2016
About the Author
Nancy Castaldo is the author of several nonfiction books for children, including Sniffer Dogs: How Dogs (and Their Noses) Save the World, Deserts, Rainforests, and River Wild. She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her family. Visit Nancy at nancycastaldo.com, on Twitter at @NCastaldoAuthor, or on Instagram at @naturespeak.
Praise For The Story of Seeds: From Mendel's Garden to Your Plate, and How There's More of Less to Eat Around the World…
Nerdy Book Club Nerdies 2016 Longform Nonfiction
Nonfiction Detectives: Best of 2016
Northland College Young Adult Notable Book
Green Earth Book Award – YA Nonfiction 2017
Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Notable book
* "A terrific, engrossing resource."
—Booklist, STARRED review
"This eye-opening book on the science and politics of agriculture serves as a wake-up call to readers about the fragility of something many of us take for granted: our plant-based food supply. Castaldo clearly lays out a case for the importance of plant diversity (“Seeds equal life”), presenting engaging scientific and historical information..."
—Horn Book Magazine
"An impassioned call to action..."
—School Library Journal
"Castaldo delivers a sobering global status report—and a call to action...Well-crafted and inspiring."
"Castaldo breaks down threats like climate change and disease, while providing a greater sense of interconnectivity in nature and within world communities."