Friday, 5 May 2017

Parrot Seed

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Parrot Seed (Post 125)

Parrot Seed (1997),

This is another of the stories about sisters Alice and Laura. This time, big sister Alice shows Laura some parrot seed she found next to Ella Parrot's perch. She plants the seed and of course Laura thinks a parrot might grow. A plant soon emerges and the story follows its progress. The plant is a sunflower and the lovely yellow bloom amazes Laura. When the flower dries, Alice gives some of the seed to Ella to eat. She gives some to Laura, who plants it. Now Laura has her own sunflower.

This is a simple circular story showing how plants grow and re-seed. It also models a shared activity for two young sisters.

About the Blog 

Sally is Sally Odgers; author, manuscript assessor, editor, anthologist and reader. She runs and Prints Charming Books. (Sally is me, by the way, and I am lots of other things too, but these are the relevant ones for now.)

The goal for 2017 is to write a post a day profiling the background behind one of my books; how it came to be written, what it's about, and any things of note that happened along the way. If you're an author, an aspiring author, a reader or just someone who enjoys windows into worlds, you might find this fun. The books are not in any special order, but will be assigned approximate dates, and pictures, where they exist. If you enjoyed a post, or want to ask about any of my books or my manuscript assessment service, leave me a message.

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