A Handful of Seeds by Monica Hughes

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Forced to leave their farm after Grandmother dies, Concepcion and her family move to the city, a forbidding and hostile place, until Concepcion comes up with a way to tend her grandmother's legacy, a collection of seeds.

About Monica Hughes

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Monica Hughes was born in Liverpool, England on November 3, 1925. Before joining the Women's Royal Naval Service, she lived in Egypt as a child and went to school in Scotland. During World War II, she worked on breaking German codes. In 1952, she immigrated to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and began working at Ottawa's National Research Council. She started writing survival stories and science fiction novels for young adults. Her works include the Isis trilogy and Hunter in the Dark. She won numerous awards including the Phoenix Award for literary merit. She was named to the Order of Canada in 2002. She died from a stroke on March 7, 2003 at the age of 77. Garay is an artist.
Published April 1, 1993 by Fitzhenry and Whiteside. 15 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When her grandmother dies, all Concepcion possesses is a bag of beans, corn and chilies, and her grandmother's advice: ""Save enough seed for the next planting...

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