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Seedfolks

Narrated by: full cast
Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
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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

Critic Reviews

"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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The best audible book I've ever heard!!

This book is just amazing and is flawless!😃 I'd recommend this book to anyone over the age of about 7yrs old for content reasons.☺️ I'm just speechless!😶

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  • Rina
  • 12-10-2009

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

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  • Chris
  • 19-12-2011

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

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  • Claudia
  • 29-03-2016

A Gem

What did you love best about Seedfolks?

How a small space brought neighbors together and unite them.

What other book might you compare Seedfolks to and why?

I don't have any to compare too.

What does Full Cast bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I really enjoyed the accents. really brought them to life.

Any additional comments?

The author brought out the struggles and feelings in so many lives in a short story and gave hope in a struggling word.

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  • Cate
  • 19-12-2012

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.

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  • AzMike
  • 30-03-2016

A nice story, relevant for the gardener in all of

us. We all need to feel connected, this story helps to grow relationships in a rundown area.

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  • 2co
  • 13-03-2013

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...']

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  • Kristian Pulz
  • 04-04-2016

A nice short story for all ages

What did you love best about Seedfolks?

Many different stories all having to do with the same thing, from different view points.

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This was the first time I had heard this story. I read that it was a children's book, but I found it very interesting. I really liked the skillful way everyone told their own story, all relating to the same thing from their viewpoint. It made me wish their was a community garden in my area.

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  • J. Lazarow
  • 23-09-2016

A Heartwarming story

a Heartwarming story of how a few individuals can improve their lives and their community with a few seeds. Big change from small actions. Great narration.

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  • chrystal
  • 16-09-2016

nice to see through another's eyes

very descriptive beautiful experiance to be able to see and feel something through some one else's eyes made you feel as though you were there

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  • Joe
  • 23-08-2020

Seedfolks

I have been a member of Audiobooks for some time now and in all this time this is my first written review. This book is really good.