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Hot House Flowers
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Author John H. Wilson
Illustrator Marina Tsesarkaya
Country United States
Language English
Genre Allegory
Publisher BookSurge Publishing
Publication date
24 October 2006
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 26
ISBN 1-4196-4379-7

Hot House Flowers is an illustrated, allegorical children's book written and self-published by Brooklyn criminal court judge John H. Wilson, which compares illegal immigration to dandelions which overrun a greenhouse.

It is illustrated by Marina Tsesarkaya.


A dandelion from outside a hothouse releases her seeds into the hothouse and the dandelions begin to use up all the water, soil, and sunlight. The native flowers, who remain silent for fear of appearing intolerant, begin to wither.

The God-like hothouse owner removes the dandelions. When the original dandelion sends in more seeds the native hothouse flowers use their roots and stems to push the dandelion seeds to the bottom of the hothouse, where they cannot grow. Seeing this, the dandelions outside the hothouse stop sending seeds in.

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