The Trellis and the Seed (Picture Puffin Books (Paperback))

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9780142403174: The Trellis and the Seed (Picture Puffin Books (Paperback))

In this gently told parable, Jan Karon tells a story of patience, of the special rewards that come from being a little bit different from everyone else, and of the courage to believe in oneself. In a picturesque and secluded garden, a tiny seed sits in thrilled anticipation of its destiny as a powerful vine, twisting and flowering through the white latticework trellis. But how could such a small seed ever thrive and grow into a strong, healthy, grown-up plant? "Don't worry," Mother Earth says. "God has planned something beautiful for you." But time passes, and the little seed doesn't believe it. Beautifully illustrated and filled with faith and love, "The Trellis and the Seed" is Jan Karon at her very best-an inspiration for all ages and an important lesson on God's love for all creatures great and small.

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Paperback. Pub Date: 2005. Pages: 32 in Publisher: Puffin Books The little seed spent the winter in a jelly glass on the top shelf of a chinacupboard It was only a seed and very of 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 .... A small seed surprises itself by becoming a flowering moonflower vine.

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"Welcome home Mitford fans . . . to Karon's gift for illuminating the struggles that creep into everyday lives--along with a vividly imagined world."

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