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Seedfolks | [Paul Fleischman]

Seedfolks

Thirteen lives. One garden. Set in Cleveland, Newbery-Award-winning author Paul Fleischman's poignant book is a large lesson in connectedness and community for all. When a derelict vacant lot is gradually transformed into a community garden in inner city Cleveland, the people of this community find their differences are less apparent and their isolation dissolved. Performed by thirteen multicuturally and age-authentic voices, this audiobook is designed for listeners of all ages.
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Publisher's Summary

Thirteen lives. One garden. Set in Cleveland, Newbery-Award-winning author Paul Fleischman's poignant book is a large lesson in connectedness and community for all. When a derelict vacant lot is gradually transformed into a community garden in inner city Cleveland, the people of this community find their differences are less apparent and their isolation dissolved. Performed by thirteen multicuturally and age-authentic voices, this audiobook is designed for listeners of all ages.

©1997 Paul Fleischman; (P)2003 Audio Bookshelf

What the Critics Say

"Fleischman's talent for writing stories from various points of view makes his works particularly appealing in audiobook form. Here, 13 different characters come alive via the distinct performances of a widely varied cast. The range of voices and styles suggests a true community." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Rina Riverview, FL, USA 10-12-09
    Rina Riverview, FL, USA 10-12-09
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    "Excellent to listen"

    THis audio book was even beter than the book. My students were able to listen to the different accents and understand the characters better. I LOVED it

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Chris SAN JOSE, CA, United States 12-19-11
    Chris SAN JOSE, CA, United States 12-19-11
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    "What a wonderful little book!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes and no, This book is technically for the children's market. Even though a 4th grader could probably read the content just fine, I don't think the content is appropriate until after 7th grade.
    I actually think adults will love it more than kids.


    What other book might you compare Seedfolks to and why?

    I've never read anything else like it before.


    Who was the most memorable character of Seedfolks and why?

    So many of the characters are incredibly powerful, but I love Leona.


    Any additional comments?

    I actually use this book as part of my curriculum for adults who are in a literacy class. They love the story! I love the story! It is such a simple tale, but it is so rich and full of all kinds of insight into society, immigration, history, and the human condition

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    2co St. Louis 03-13-13
    2co St. Louis 03-13-13 Member Since 2013
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    "for 6th class"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, i would. i like that different accents and you easily it is to imaginge the characters in a film. if you are a kid who doesn't like to read much, the audiobook takes this to the level where any kid can fully understand the plot. you can see the lighbulbs going on all the time.


    Would you recommend Seedfolks to your friends? Why or why not?

    age appropiate


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    smile [like in 'nice story...']


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cate Salt Lake City, UT, United States 12-19-12
    Cate Salt Lake City, UT, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a great book (especially for young teens) to learn more about other cultures in an interesting and compelling way.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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