The what? If you aren’t a regular follower of this blog, chances are you haven’t heard of the Seed Savers series by Sandra Smith (Flying Books House). The series straddles the line between middle grade and young adult. The first book is younger and as the series continues–as one reviewer stated of the fourth book–Keeper, “this book seems to move out of Middle Grade territory into full-blown dystopia.”
“She was having a hard time understanding what she read. How did seasons relate to food? What did ‘ripen’ mean? What did it mean to ‘grow’ food?”
Like much of Paolo Bacigalupi’s work, Seed Savers is a book series about a future we’re creating today. In Seed Savers, corporations and government have merged and taken control of the food supply. Real food as we know it today is completely gone from store shelves and gardening and seed saving against the law.
The future will thank you.
The series stars children because children are the future.
The first book in the series is Treasure. Treasure has been lexiled at 660. The ISBN is 978-1943345052 it’s available through Ingram in paperback. It’s also available as an ebook and audiobook. Seed Savers-Treasure is a Benjamin Franklin and Mom’s Choice award winner.
“Smith’s Seed Savers books are great reads for young people on many levels. The action is packed with secret acts of civil disobedience, escape from evil GRIM thugs and independent cross-country treks. Plus, teens will both recognize and learn about issues surrounding food sources. Seed Saver books have something for everyone: diverse characters, themes of empowerment, revolution, and even a little romance.”
“I can’t wait for the movie!”
FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY THE FIRST TWO BOOKS IN THE SERIES ARE SALE-PRICED AT 99 CENTS (EBOOKS) TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF BOOK FIVE, SEED SAVERS-UNBROKEN, THE FINAL BOOK IN THE SERIES! OUT JUNE 26.