Friday, July 18, 2014
Insightful story that can be interpeted in any number of ways
The Little Seed is a simple story told with sparse illustrations but delivers a powerful punch. Written by Martha Wolfe, it was inspired by a court battle between the Lakota People and the government of the United States. It could be interpreted many different ways from a celebration of failure of repression, to the cycle of life. A seed grows into a beautiful, productive plant, but for whatever reason, it is cut down, suppressed from growing. By squashing the plant, the seeds grew despite the prohibition, nurtured by the elements to spread beyond the control of the silly law. This books celebrates the goodness of nature, its renewable ability to come back despite hardships. It delivers another message, that law may suppress as well, but nature will take its part and spread the message, overcoming even the mightiest forces. Really insightful book.
Carole P. Roman