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Sorrel Fallowfield is so good at being good that teachers come to her when they need help remembering the school rules – and there are LOTS.

Luckily, Sorrel doesn’t have any trouble following them, until the day she discovers a faded packet of Surprising Seeds buried under a tree in her backyard.

Now she’s hearing voices, seeing things, experiencing an almost unstoppable urge to plant the Seeds in some very unusual places and completely failing to win her school’s competition to find The Most Obedient Child of the School.

And all that’s before flowers start growing out of her head…

Our Review Panel says...

Hilarious and truly original, here is a book with all the ingredients to take root and blossom wildly among the imaginations of young readers! I immediately loved the premise of the ‘surprising seeds’ that lead to an epidemic causing people to grow flowers out of their heads. I also was charmed from the start by the endearing narrative voice and the variety of compassionately-written characters, each with their own dreams to chase and burdens to bear…

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Bloom: Activity Pack

A pack of teaching tasks and activity sheets, provided by the author.

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