The Seeds of Friendship (Hardcover)

By Michael Foreman, Michael Foreman (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763678340, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 4, 2015

List Price: 16.99*
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How can Adam bring the green warmth of home to his new urban world? An inspiring fable from Michael Foreman about making friendship grow.

Adam feels alone in the strange new city. He misses his old friends and the colors of his faraway home. It’s fun to build snow animals with children in his new neighborhood, but Adam’s concrete surroundings still make him wish for something more. So when a teacher gives him a few seeds, it plants an idea in him—an idea that could transform his gray world forever.

About the Author

Michael Foreman has written and illustrated many children’s books, including Say Hello with Jack Foreman. His work has been awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Kurt Maschler Award, and the Bologna Ragazzi Award. He lives in London.

Praise For The Seeds of Friendship

Free from conflict and tension, the story imagines a city supportive of immigrants and ready to befriend them. Soft, smiling figures and a bright palette convey gentle acceptance. Foreman doesn’t preach; he simply shows people at their best.
—Publishers Weekly

An immigrant story without angst and with lots of love and hope.
—Kirkus Reviews

Foreman’s airy watercolors support the dreamy text well, and the transformation of the dreary city is quite beautiful and inspiring. A light friendship fable that may inspire urban gardeners, making it a useful addition to library collections.
—School Library Journal