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The Trellis and the Seed: A Book of Encouragement for All Ages (Picture Puffin Books) [Paperback]

By Jan Karon (Author) & Robert Gantt Steele (Illustrator)
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Item description for The Trellis and the Seed: A Book of Encouragement for All Ages (Picture Puffin Books) by Jan Karon & Robert Gantt Steele...

A small seed surprises itself by becoming a flowering moonflower vine.

Publishers Description

The little seed spent the winter in a jelly glass on the top shelf of a chinacupboard. It was only a seed and very, very small. How could it ever be a vine with sweet-smelling blossoms? When spring came, the Nice Lady made a hole for the seed and planted it in her garden at the base of a trellis. It felt soft in the hole, but also cold and dark. Don't worry, said the Earth. God has planned something beautiful for you. The little seed did not believe it. But as time passed, and the sun shone, and the rain fell, the little seed began to feel something unexpected. . . .

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Puffin
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 6.75" Height: 9.25"
Weight:   0.2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2005
Age  5-8
ISBN  0142403172  
ISBN13  9780142403174  
UPC  051488005995  

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More About Jan Karon & Robert Gantt Steele

Jan Karon Born Janice Meredith Wilson in 1937, Jan Karon was raised on a farm near Lenoir, North Carolina. Karon knew at a very early age that she wanted to be a writer. She penned her first novel when she was just 10 years old, the same year she won a shirt-story contest organized by the local highschool.

Karon married as a teenager and hand a daughter, Candace. At 18, Karon began working as a receptionist for a Charlotte, N.C. advertising agency. She advanced in the company after leaving samples of her writing on the desk of her boss, who eventually noticed her talent. Karon went on to have a highly successful career in the field, winning awards for ad agencies from Charlotte to San Francisco. In time, she became a creative vice president at the high-profile McKinney & Silver, in Raleigh. Wile there she won the prestigious Stephen Kelly Award, with which the Magazine Publishers of America honor the year's best print campaign.

During her hears in advertising, Karon kept alive her childhood ambition to be an author. At the age of 50 she left her career in advertising and moved to Blowing Rock, North Carolina, to pursue that dream. After struggling - and failing - to get a novel underway, Karon awoke one night with a mental image of an Episcopal priest walking down a village street. She grew curious about him, and started writing. Soon, Karon was publishing weekly installments about Father Tim in her local newspaper, the The Blowing Rocket, which saw its circulation double as a result. "It certainly worked for Mr. Dickens", says Karon.

The Father Tim stories became Karon's first Mitford novel, At Home in Mitford. The book has since been nominated three times for an ABBY (American Booksellers Book Of the Year Award), which honors titles that bookstore owners most enjoy recommending to customers. The fourth Mitford novel, A New Song, won both the Christy and Gold Medallion awards for outstanding contemporary fiction in 2000. A Common Life, In This Mountain, and Shepherd's Abiding have also won Gold Medallion awards. Out to Canaan was the first Mitford novel to hit the New York Times bestseller list, subsequent novels have debuted on the New York Times list, often landing the #1 spot.

Karon says her character-driven work seeks to give readers a large, extended family they can call their own.

Jan Karon currently resides in Blowing Rock, in the state of North Carolina. Jan Karon was born in 1937.

Jan Karon has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Father Tim Novels (Paperback)
  2. Mitford Years
  3. Mitford Years (Hardcover)
  4. Picture Puffin Books

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The Trellis and the Seed  Jan 9, 2007
Many times it takes an adult to get the meaning of a child's story. Patience is the thing that is stressed and there are so many who need to learn that when you are patient, good things can happen. I am a Master Gardener and Moonflowers are a favotie plant of many of us. I give this book as a reward to other Master Gardeners who have served our association in some way. I also include a jelly jar and a pack of Moonflower seeds. Jan Karon is also a favorite author and I read everything she writes.

Sybil N. Phillips, Alabama
Great book for encouragement!  Aug 11, 2006
I purchased this book for a toddler and he just loves it! It talks about how a tiny seed who really doesn't think he's going to amount to much, grows into this beautiful plant. He's been told that he will flower but doesn't for awhile - he's just green. Then, when the moon comes out, he blooms with such a magnificent scent that it wakes the lady that planted him. Such a wonderful book to read to anyone, not just little folks. Highly recommend!
The Little Seed That Couldn't  Apr 12, 2006
Jan Karon has written an inspirational tale "of Encouragement for all Ages". Unlike the little engine that could, the reader is introduced to a seed that was given to a "Nice Lady" who intends to plant it next Spring and watch it grow into a tall blossoming vine. The seed finds all of this preposterous.

The little seed cannot believe the Nice Lady when she says the seed will grow into a beautiful blossoming vine. While sitting in a jar during winter, the seed ponders the Nice Lady's faith in the seed to become something great and beautiful. Spring arrives, and the seed is soaked overnight in water before encountering the cold earth. When it eventually sprouts, the seed spies the giant trellis that the Nice Lady expects it to climb. Is she bonkers?!! How can a tiny sprouted seed climb an Empire State Building of a trellis? The reader follows the growing plant through summer while learning that God has a plan whether we see it or not. The little seed that couldn't finally does become a beautiful blossoming vine. The Nice Lady never doubted that.

This 30-page tale is wonderfully told; not too wordy and filled with encouragement that would touch young and old alike. The beautiful watercolors reinforce the story's message of encouragement. My ten year old daughter gave it a thumbs up! And her 50 year old dad agrees.
An Inspiration of Hope  Mar 25, 2006
What a well written book by Jan Karon, not just for children,but for all ages. The seed had no hope for itself, but the nice woman knew it would grow to be something beautiful. I plan to give this book as Christmas presents this year.
"Don't worry, God has planned something beautiful for you."  Dec 27, 2005
This wonderful little book, by Jan Karon, the author of the Mitford books, is a Christian parable. Coupling simple text with touching watercolors, it tells the story of a seed that sits small and un-lovely in a jelly glass on the top shelf of a china cupboard. But, as the Earth tells the seed, "Don't worry, God has planned something beautiful for you." This is a story of becoming, and waiting on God.

Overall, I found this to be a wonderful little story. Though it is primarily intended for readers aged 4-8, it is in fact a wonderful story for all believers. It is simple, as simple as many Biblical parables, but it packs quite a wallop. I think that this book should be given to every Christian child.

Yep, this is a great book, one that I highly recommend to all Christians, especially those with children. Get this book!

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