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Food for the Future

Sustainable Farms Around the World

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ISBN: 9781646868407

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ISBN: 9781646868391

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Written by Mia Wenjen
Illustrated by Robert Sae-Heng

Go on a tour of eco-friendly farms around the globe! From urban gardens to farms under the sea, discover the many different sustainable ways people have been growing food for centuries, and new innovations that are battling the effects of climate change on farming. Rhyming text and inset boxes with definitions for new vocabulary words make the topic accessible to young learners. End matter includes detailed information about each country's farming practice, sustainable farming and more.

Key Selling Points:
  • NON-FICTION: This rhyming tour of where food comes from offers a fresh addition to nonfiction collections. Includes factual endnotes about sustainable farming, food justice, and each featured country’s farming practice.
  • STEAM & SUSTAINABILITY: Explores concepts of sustainability while introducing a variety of farming technologies.
  • GLOBAL AWARENESS: Highlights sustainable farming practices from 12 different countries.
  • SOCIAL STUDIES: Builds appreciation for food production methods from ancient cultures as well as modern innovations.
  • AUTHOR: Author Mia Wenjen is the founder of the well-known blog Pragmatic Mom and is the co-founder of Multicultural Children’s Book Day.

More Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.00 x 9.75 inches
  • Page Count: 40 pages
  • Age Range: Ages 3 - 8 years

Awards & Accolades

  • JLG Gold Standard Selection!
  • Nautilus Silver Book Award, 2024
  • Longlisted for the Massachusetts Book Award, 2024
  • INDIES Book of the Year Award Finalist, Foreword Reviews, 2023
  • Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best books of 2023
  • Hot Off the Press Reading List, Children’s Book Council, May 2023

★ “An exciting overview of traditional and innovative farming techniques that will warrant repeated reading, for casual browsing or classroom use” – School Library Journal

“A dozen sustainable farms around the world offer intriguing possibilities for the future of agriculture” – Kirkus Reviews

About the Contributors

Written by - Mia Wenjen
Mia Wenjen enjoys boxing, gardening and yoga. Because Japanese cucumbers are not available where she lives, she sprouted them from seed and convinced her boxing gym friends to grow them as well. She lives in Boston, USA, with her husband, three children and Golden Retriever. She blogs on parenting, education and children’s books at PragmaticMom.com and runs the nonprofit Multicultural Children’s Book Day.
Illustrated by - Robert Sae-Heng
Robert Sae-Heng is an illustrator and artist living in London, UK, with his fantastically large cheese plant, Elvis. He has Mexican and Thai origins, and spent his childhood on a tiny farm in Mexico. He first began using imagery to communicate because he spent his early years unable to hear. Robert now works with mixed media, combining hand-drawn elements with a digital finish.

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