by Paul Fleischman
Seedfolks Theme of Man and the Natural World
There's no denying it: the Gibb Street garden is a special place. It has tons to offer each of its gardeners who want to have a positive impact on nature. The garden is a space where newbie planters can try their hand at sprouting seeds or experienced gardeners can grow plants to their heart's desire. But watch out, because nature can be pretty delicate. And as some of the gardeners in Seedfolks find out, they have the power to grow plants and to destroy them.
Questions About Man and the Natural World
- What kind of nature does Seedfolks portray? Is it a wild-growing nature? Or one that needs humans to tend to it? Or is it a mix of both?
- What kinds of plants appear in this book? And why do you think there's such a mix? How would the story be different if everyone grew the same thing?
- How do the characters rely on nature? And why is this important?
Chew on This
Nature needs caring humans. In Seedfolks, without a little TLC from the human folk, the plants of the natural world would inevitably die.
Watch out nature, humans can be dangerous. In Seedfolks, humans have a negative impact on nature.