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I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree – A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year

I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree – A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year

Author Fiona Waters
Illustrator Frann Preston-Gannon




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I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree: A Nature Poem For Every Day Of The Year, 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 Brontë, Charles Causley, Walter de la Mare, Emily Dickinson, Carol Ann Duffy, Eleanor Farjeon, Robert Frost, Thomas Hardy, Roger McGough, Christina Rossetti, William Shakespeare, John Updike, William Wordsworth and many more, 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.


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What the Critics Said

“‘A real Hymn to nature.’ says Nosy Crow of this outstanding poetry anthology and I wholeheartedly agree. Stylish and distinctive but with real child appeal. A book to share, educate, entertain and to treasure.”

– Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

“Paired throughout with Preston-Gannon’s evocative, vibrantly textured digital illustrations, Waters’ superbly curated poems offer something for everyone: majestic and inspiring as nature itself.”

– Kirkus Reviews (Starred review)

“Unbelievably ambitious, utterly enthralling and lavishly produced I Am The Seed That Grew The Tree is overflowing with nature poems and glorious full colour illustrations… A true delight!”

– Picture Book Blogger

“A delightful journey…. a stylish, distinctive feel but maintaining real child appeal.”

Countryside Magazine

“A beautifully illustrated tome of a book with a mixture of old favourites and less known verses. A classic.”

Angels and Urchins

“Why not start each day with a poem about nature! A unique collection for nature lovers everywhere! A beautiful book to be treasured.”

Creative Play

“Stylish and distinctive but with real child appeal. One of the most beautiful gift books of the year.”

The Bookseller Buyer’s Guide

“The most beautiful poetry anthology… a collection like this is an investment which will last a lifetime.”

 Alligator’s Mouth

“Such a lovely book – a collection that families will treasure.”

Emma Lee-Potter (Twitter)

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