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About the BookA young boy plants a seed that, with water, sunlight, care, and patience, grows into a strong, tall tree.
Book SynopsisSomething magical happens when you plant a dream with a seed. With plenty of love and patience, they can blossom into an extraordinary gift. To be shared with those you love and those with big dreams, this book encourages us to never give up.
Ontario Library Association 2013 Best Bets Top 10 Picture Book for Children
Atlanta Parent Magazine Best Books of 2013 list for Preschool to Early Elementary
Glowing paper dioramas are the heart and soul of MacKay's debut. . . .
All of [MacKay's] forethought and preparation has fittingly paid off in a story that is as surprising as it is nakedly inspirational.--Jay Bushara, --Huffington Post
The magic of this debut picture book rests in MacKay's diorama-style illustrations . . . Just the right antidote for The Giving Tree.
The book will be suitable for quiet one-on-one sharing or perhaps as a bedtime selection.
--School Library Journal
[MacKay] does show unusual sensitivity to effects of color and light.
A magical, serendipitous story. . . .
--City Book Review
This beautiful story is good for all young children. . . .
--Parents & Teachers, U.S. Kids Magazines
The delight here is in the remarkable cut-paper forms that bring each scene to life. Delicate and meditative.
About the AuthorElly MacKay was dressed up in fancy clothes and taken to the ballet at the age of seven. She has looked at ballet and theater as special treats ever since. Elly is the creator of Butterfly Park, If You Hold a Seed, Shadow Chasers, Waltz of the Snowflakes, and The Tallest Treehouse. Her artwork is recognized worldwide and sold online. Elly lives by Georgian Bay in Ontario, Canada, with her husband and children.