Seed Savers takes place in a future where gardening and saving seeds is against the law, and eating fresh produce is forgotten by a majority of the population.
In book 1, Treasure, twelve-year-olds Clare and Lily, and seven-year-old Dante, learn about gardening from an elderly woman who belongs to a secret society known as Seed Savers. Things go awry when GRIM, the government agency in control of the nation’s food source, threatens to stop the children.
Book 2, Lily, follows what happens at home after Clare and Dante leave. Lily learns more about the history of Seed Savers and her connection to the group. She also makes new friends, but isn’t always sure whom she should trust.
Please contact the author if you wish to order a signed copy of either book.
Book 3, Heirloom, is coming right along and should be available by fall 2013.
What Reviewers Are Saying About Seed Savers
“Seed Savers” was really good . . .This was a good reading level for me. The story was involved and it read well. The plot was pretty unique. I like how the setting seemed to be some-what in the future. I also liked reading about the types of food they have (like “Sweeties”). I recommend this book to kids 9+. (Erik, This Kid Reviews Books)
“It’s fast moving and interesting, with a zippy and action-filled plot. There’s also a lot of good information presented in a clear and nonpreachy fashion. It’s a great way to open up discussions with your kids, and you’ll come away learning something, too.” (Willamette Woman Magazine)
“Smith has given us solid middle grade tale featuring a new (and somewhat real) futuristic threat – illegal gardening. It’s yet another great pre-cursor to students preparing to read Orwell’s 1984. Educators everywhere should be aware of this rising star in children’s literature.” (Anakalian Whims)
“Here’s a great piece of “juvenile” literature that doesn’t lose sight of one key fact: kids can think.” (LitProf on Amazon)