"An engaging read of another reality ... this book is a stunning effort, and a great YA/children's book." - The Kindle Book Review "A creative, engaging, well written book series, that is filled with action, and a lot of truth as it touches the very real issue of preserving seeds from Greedy Corporate Seed Monopoly and understanding the importance of knowing how to grow our own healthy food. This book series is AWESOME!!!!!"- Rachel Parent, Teen Founder of Kids Right to Know "An older children's story that is skillfully written in a way to show the symbolism of gardening, seeds, and a future that we can all learn from today." - UP Authors "This series fills the void for younger-audience dystopians." - Book Lover, Goodreads Librarian "I haven't been this in love with a young adult series since Harry Potter. I haven't been this in love with an individual young adult book since Lois Lowry's The Giver... 221 pages of exciting young adult goodness! I devoured it, and it was delicious." - Anakalian Whims "It's fast moving and interesting, with a zippy and action-filled plot. There's also a lot of good information presented in a clear and nonpreachy fashion. It's a great way to open up discussions with your kids, and you'll come away learning something, too." - Willamette Woman Magazine "In this future, dystopian world, there is no need to worry about post-apocalyptic warfare and violence. The problem is much more subtle in this original and clever story." - Mother Daughter Book Reviews "Everyone should read this book. Especially if they aren't sure how the food in their stores comes to be there." - Jemima Pett, author of The Princelings of the East Series
Two kids, two bikes, and an idea they can change their world.
It's 2077. There's no apocalypse, but some things are different. Things like the weather, the internet, and food. In twelve-year-old Clare's world, blueberry is just a flavor and apples are found only in fairy tales.
Then one day Clare meets an old woman who teaches her about seeds and real food. The woman (Ana) tempts Clare with the notion that food exists other than the square, packaged food she has always known. With Ana's guidance, Clare and her friends learn about seeds and gardening despite suspicions that such actions are illegal.
When the authorities discover the children's forbidden tomato plant and arrest their mother, Clare and her brother flee. Clare has heard of a place called "The Garden State," and with their bikes, a little money, and backpacks, the children begin a lonely cross-country journey that tests them both physically and spiritually. Will they succeed in their quest to find a place of food freedom? And can they, only children, help change the world?
Treasure is a gentle dystopian, frightening only is the possibility that we may not be far from the future it paints. First in a five book series.