Winner of the Waterstones Children's Gift of the Year 2018, this lavish poetry collection is a perfect present for any age.
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 beautifully illustrated gift book treasury of 366 animal 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 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 collection of daily poems is the perfect poetry anthology for children (and grown-ups!). Whether you are 8 or 88, you'll find poems to share at the beginning of the day, or at bedtime, or just to dip into whenever you might like.
"An absolutely beautiful book." Julia Donaldson
Red Magazine Big Book Award Children's Illustrated Book of the Year 2019
Winner of the British Book Design and Production Award's Children's Trade 0 to 8 Years Award 2019
With sumptuous details including cloth binding, full colour illustrations throughout, textured paper jacket, ribbon marker and head and tail bands.
Published in partnership with The National Trust, this is the perfect present for any child or adult to treasure.
This is Book 2 in the Poetry Collections Series. See all Poetry Collections books here.
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Fiona Waters was born in Edinburgh, and is famous in the children's book world for her passion, enthusiasm and expansive knowledge. She is the Editorial Director of Troubadour, The Travelling Book Company, the largest Independent Book Fair Company in the UK and has written over eighty children's books. She won the CLPE Poetry Prize in 2007. She lives in DorMore about Fiona Waters
Frann Preston-Gannon is an illustrator and author whose picture books have been shortlisted for such awards as the Waterstone's Children's prize and The Cambridgeshire Read It Again Prize. She was also long-listed for the Kate Greenaway award in 2014. In April 2011, she became the first UK recipient of the Sendak Fellowship, after which Frann spent a month lMore about Frann Preston-Gannon