Caryl Lewis

Illustrated by George Ermos

Ages 8 to 12
12 May 2022
297 pages


'Some books are about magic. Some books ARE magic. Seed will cast a spell on you' – Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Seed is a funny, big-hearted story by award-winner Caryl Lewis about the power of hope and imagination when you believe in the impossible. Perfect for readers of 8-12. Illustrated in black and white throughout by George Ermos.

Shortlisted for Breakthrough Children's Book of the Year, The Week Junior Book Awards
Shortlisted for the Brandford Boase Award 2023

Marty doesn't have much. Unlike his mum, who has billions of things: newspapers, holey shoes, rusty lawnmowers, broken picture frames – she keeps EVERYTHING! It's hard to leave the house. Marty wonders if anything will ever change.

But on Marty's birthday, Grandad, with a glint in his eye, gifts Marty a very special seed. Grandad hasn't been this excited since he invented the bum scratcher 2000 or thought he'd brewed wonder fuel from rhubarb leaves! The seed grows bigger and bigger, and launches Grandad, Marty and his best friend Gracie on an impossible, wondrous plan fuelled by love, hopes and dreams.

Praise for The Magician's Daughter by Caryl Lewis:

'This heartwarming, witty and touching story is all about hope and belief . . . An absolute delight.' – Daily Mail

Perfect for fans of Ross Welford, Jenny Pearson and Lisa Thompson.

Some books are about magic. Some books ARE magic. Seed will cast a spell on you. A story about the way caring for each other creates real magic.
A near-perfect blend of witty humour, rollicking adventure, compelling characters and troubled families — all underpinned with an inspiring lesson about following your dreams.
Wonderfully uplifting and hopeful