The Lotus Seed by Sherry Garland

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When she is forced to leave Vietnam, a young girl brings a lotus seed with her to America in remembrance of her homeland. “Exquisite artwork fuses with a compelling narrative--a concise endnote places the story effectively within a historical context--to produce a moving and polished offering.”--Publishers Weekly

About Sherry Garland

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The author of more than twenty-five books, Sherry Garland enjoys writing about history and interesting people. Her children's historical picture books The Buffalo Soldier and Voices of the Alamo have garnered several honors including selection into the Accelerated Reader Program, a San Antonio Conservation Society citation, a Storytelling World Award, and a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People designation. Garland is also the author of Voices of Gettysburg and Best Horse on the Force. She lives in Bryan, Texas.
Published February 15, 1997 by Sandpiper. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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``My grandmother saw the emperor cry the day he lost his golden dragon throne,'' begins a young Vietnamese-American, whose lyrical narrative tells how the girl took a seed from the Imperial garden to remember the emperor by, then kept it as a talisman of hope through all the events of her life...

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``My grandmother saw / the emperor cry,'' she says, ``the day he lost / his golden dragon throne.'' Wanting a memento of the event, the child ``plucked a seed / from a lotus pod / that rattled / in the Imperial garden.'' Eventually, Ba arrives in America: ``a strange new land / with .

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