The Miracle Seed
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The Miracle Seed  -     By: Martin Lemelman

The Miracle Seed

Eerdmans Books for Young Readers / 2023 / Hardcover

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The Miracle Seed by Martin Lemelman, is the story of an ancient plant that goes extinct until it is brought back to life with the hard work of two female scientists in 2004. Back, thousands of years, in a time of rebellion, the Jewish people fought against their Roman rulers. The brutal Emperor Titus ordered the destruction of everything precious to the Jews: towns, villages, and even their beloved Judean date palm tree. In 1963, a team of archaeologists uncover two-thousand-year-old date palm seeds at the ruined fortress of Masada. It is when 40 years later, in 2004, an Israeli scientist named Dr. Sarah Sallon had a big, courageous idea to bring these date palm trees back to life. Dr. Sallon, along with her friend Dr. Elaine Solowey began their successful experiment.

This captivating and hopeful graphic novel is an unforgettable look a perseverance and survival. Hardcover, 80 pages. Recommended for ages 8 to 14 years old.

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Title: The Miracle Seed
By: Martin Lemelman
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 80
Vendor: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 2023
Dimensions: 10.00 X 6.50 (inches)
Weight: 13 ounces
ISBN: 0802855903
ISBN-13: 9780802855909
Ages: 8-14
Stock No: WW855909

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The thrilling true story of an ancient plant, wonderfully reborn in the modern era through the hard work of two female scientists.

Thousands of years ago, in a time of rebellion, the Jewish people fought against their Roman rulers. The brutal Emperor Titus ordered the destruction of everything precious to the Jews: towns, villages, even their beloved Judean date palm trees. Centuries passed. The Jewish people were scattered, and the Judean date palm faded into extinction. Then, in 1963, a team of archaeologists uncovered two-thousand-year-old date palm seeds at the ruined fortress of Masada. For another forty years the seeds waited—until 2004, when Israeli scientist Dr. Sarah Sallon had a big, courageous idea. What if those ancient seeds could bring the Judean date palm back to life? Dr. Sallon recruited her friend Dr. Elaine Solowey, and their amazing experiment began…

Intertwining world history, the scientific process, and colorfully detailed artwork, The Miracle Seed follows the Judean date palm’s journey from tragic extinction to incredible rebirth. Captivating and hopeful, this graphic novel is an unforgettable look at perseverance and survival in the face of impossible odds. 

Tablet Best Jewish Books List (2023)


 

Author Bio


Martin Lemelman has illustrated over thirty children's books and is the author-illustrator of the graphic memoirs Two Cents Plain (Bloomsbury) and Mendel's Daughter: A Memoir (Free Press). He hopes that The Miracle Seed inspires his granddaughters and other young women to ask hard questions about the world and persevere in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. Martin lives in Florida, where he is a certified Florida Master Gardener. Visit Martin's website at lemelmanart.com and follow him on Twitter @MartinLemelman.

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