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Saving Delicia

A Story about Small Seeds and Big Dreams

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When the last delicia tree is in danger of extinction, a young girl creates a seed bank as a surprise for Old Otis, whose stories have inspired her.

Kari’s favorite parts of summer are eating juicy fruit from the delicia tree and listening to stories from Old Otis. But now the last remaining delicia is in danger. What if this beloved tree dies out? Is there anything one girl can do? With inspiration, information, and a pocketful of seeds, Kari sets out to craft a surprise for Otis—and for the future.

This tender story celebrates the connections between generations, emphasizing that small steps can have a big impact when one looks beyond the present. An author’s note about seed banks around the world is included.

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Laura Gehl is the author of Grandpa's Window and Apple and Magnolia as well as many other popular and acclaimed children's books. Apple & Magnolia received three starred reviews and was named a best book of 2022 by Kirkus Reviews. She lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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"This uplifting, economically told tale is about hope and how one generation inspires another; it reassuringly reminds children that they can improve the world." - Kirkus Reviews

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