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Written by Caryl Lewis

Illustrated by George Ermos

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Seed Review

Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Funny

Seed is a funny, uplifting, big-hearted story by award-winner Caryl Lewis about the power of hope and imagination when you believe in the impossible. Perfect for readers of 8-12. Illustrated in black and white throughout by George Ermos.


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The author said of Seed: “It’s a book about the world’s infinite possibilities, and the practical and magical power of imagination. I hope it will gently encourage children and remind them that the world, despite recent events, is still a joyful and wondrous place to be.”

Seed Synopsis

Marty doesn't have much. Unlike his mum, who has billions of things: newspapers, holey shoes, rusty lawnmowers, broken picture frames – she keeps EVERYTHING! It's hard to leave the house. Marty does his best to look after her and wonders if anything will ever change.


But on Marty's birthday, Grandad, with a glint in his eye, gifts Marty a very special seed. Grandad hasn't been this excited since he invented the bum scratcher 2000 or thought he'd brewed wonder fuel from rhubarb leaves! The seed grows bigger and bigger, and launches Grandad, Marty and his best friend Gracie on an impossible, wondrous plan fuelled by love, hopes and dreams.

Perfect for fans of Ross Welford, Jenny Pearson and Lisa Thompson.

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ISBN: 9781529077667
Publication date: 12/05/2022
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781405275385
Publication date: 16/04/2015
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9781529077667
Publication date: 12th May 2022
Author: Caryl Lewis
Illustrator: George Ermos
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, Funny
Collections: 2022 Book Preview: Must Read Books To Look Forward To,

About Caryl Lewis

Caryl Lewis is a Welsh novelist. She has won Wales Book of the Year twice for her literary fiction and the Tir na n-Og Award for best children’s fiction in 2004 and 2015 . Her novel Martha, Jac A Sianco was adapted for film and won 6 Welsh BAFTAS and the Spirit of the Festival Award at the 2010 Celtic Media Festival. She is on the Welsh curriculum and is a successful screenwriter (working on BBC/S4C thrillers Hinterland and Hidden). Seed is her debut English novel for readers of 8+. She lives with her family on a farm near Aberystwyth in Wales.

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