The winners of the 2019 Big Book Awards have been announced today, and we’re absolutely delighted that I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree: A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year has won the Children’s (Illustrated) category!
Highlighting the finest emerging fiction and non-fiction titles in UK publishing, the Big Book Awards are run by magazine publisher Hearst UK, with the winners chosen by a combination of magazine editors and Hearst’s readers – you can find the full list of award winners here.
And we’re thrilled that I Am The Seed has been recognised!
Published in partnership with the National Trust, illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon and with poetry collected by Fiona Waters, I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree is a lavishly illustrated collection of 366 nature poems – one for every day of the year. Filled with familiar favourites and new discoveries, this is a perfect book for children (and grown-ups!) to share together. And it’s also the most ambitious book that we’ve ever published at Nosy Crow: over three hundred fully-illustrated pages (the equivalent of ten picture books!) of poetry, in a beautiful and lavishly-produced hardback edition, and a stunning collection of material, spanning hundreds of years – from sonnets to haikus.
Here’s our trailer for the book:
And here’s a look inside I Am The Seed That Grew The Tree:
Congratulations, Frann and Fiona!