Winner of the Waterstones Book of the Year 2018
Featured in The Independent as one of their Best New Poetry Books of 2018
Featured in The Guardian as one of their Best New Children's Books 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 Bronte, Charles Causley, Walter Delamere, Emily Dickinson, Carol Anne 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. "If I had to pick just one gift book to give this Christmas, then Nosy Crow's beautiful I Am the Seed that Grew the Tree, compiled by Fiona Waters and illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon, would be it." - Fiona Noble, The Bookseller "I Am The Seed That Grew The Tree is a magical book for children and adults to enjoy together.
A beautiful and unusual selection of poems boldly illustrated. It is a new favourite!" - Sarah Crossan, Irish Children's Laureate and CILIP Carnegie Medal Winner
"For those keen to introduce their children to poetry, I am the Seed that Grew the Tree is a classic in the making, a book the whole family will cherish for years to come." - The Independent
"A huge year-round compendium of nature poetry chosen by Fiona Waters, with colourful images by Fran Preston-Gannon beckoning the reader like seed on a bird table." - The Guardian
"I am besotted with I am the Seed. It's the kind of book every household should own." - Florentyna Martin, Children's Book Buyer for Waterstones
"Award-winning anthologist Waters has selected a nature poem for every day of the year, spanning over 400 years of poetry. Each page is illustrated in full colour by rising star Preston-Gannon, stylish and distinctive but with real child appeal... A book to share, educate, entertain and to treasure." - The Bookseller
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