The Carrot Seed

The Carrot Seed : 75th Anniversary

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Description

Celebrate 75 years of The Carrot Seed with a new foreword from Caldecott Honor picture book creator Kevin Henkes!



When a little boy plants a carrot seed, everyone tells him it won't grow. But when you are very young, there are some things that you just know, and the little boy knows that one day a carrot will come up. So he waters his seed, and pulls the weeds, and he waits...



This beloved classic celebrates patience, determination, and believing in yourself. First published in 1945 and never out of print, the timeless combination of Ruth Krauss's simple text and Crockett Johnson's eloquent illustrations creates a triumphant and deeply satisfying story for readers of all ages.
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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Paperback | 25 pages
  • 150 x 210 x 1mm | 65g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 60th Anniversary ed.
  • colour and b&w illustrations
  • 0064432106
  • 9780064432108
  • 29,924

Back cover copy

When a little boy plants a carrot seed, everyone tells him it won't grow. But when you are very young, there are some things that you just know, and the little boy knows that one day a carrot will come up. So he waters his seed, and pulls the weeds, and he waits ...

First published in 1945 and never out of print, this timeless combination of Ruth Krauss's simple text and Crockett Johnson's eloquent illustrations creates a triumphant and deeply satisfying story for readers of all ages.
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Review quote

"In this cunningly paced fable about patience and standing one's ground, a little boy plants a carrot seed, weeds and waters the spot, and waits for something to happen. A parade of nay-sayers drop by to tell the boy, 'I'm afraid it won't come up.' The big moment is a stupendous surprise...the little hero's homegrown triumph." -- "Parenting"
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Rating details

14,843 ratings
4.08 out of 5 stars
5 43% (6,448)
4 29% (4,249)
3 22% (3,231)
2 5% (743)
1 1% (172)

Our customer reviews

This book is on booklists of recommended books for pre-schoolers, but I can't see why - with the carrot growing rediculously large at the end - it spoilt the story.show more
by Esther Allen
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