The Dandelion Seed

The Dandelion Seed

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by Joseph A. Anthony, Cris Arbo
     
 

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The humble dandelion. By roadside or mountainside, it flowers every month of the year throughout the world, a fitting symbol of life. Its journey is our journey, filled with challenge, wonder and beauty. This popular, simple book is beautiful and touching.

Author Biography: Joseph Anthony and Cris Arbo are husband and wife who live with their four girls in

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The humble dandelion. By roadside or mountainside, it flowers every month of the year throughout the world, a fitting symbol of life. Its journey is our journey, filled with challenge, wonder and beauty. This popular, simple book is beautiful and touching.

Author Biography: Joseph Anthony and Cris Arbo are husband and wife who live with their four girls in Buckingham, VA. The Dandelion Seed is their first book together. Cris is a professional artist who once was a vocalist with the London Symphony and the London Philharmonic. Among other things, Joseph has been a corrections officer and a traveling musician in the U.S. Navy.

Editorial Reviews

NAPRA Review
Reminiscent of Rose Fyleman's A Fairy Went A-Marketing and Barbara Helen Berger's classic A Grandfather Twilight, this beautifully illustrated story is profoundly simple and wise. With very few words at all, featuring lush and brightly colored full-page pictures, this is a simple tale of change and renewal. Through the story of one last dandelion seed afraid to "let go" into the autumn winds, the themes of trust and divine will are illuminated. The cycle of ripenings, dispersal, dormancy, and eventual sprouting brings wisdom to the once-frightened little seed. Surrender leads to discovery, and trust grows like the seedling rooted in the earth. It is not until the beautifully wrought ending that we glimpse a human—a little girl blowing on a dandelion "wisher"—showing the universal through a child's eyes.
C-Ville Weekly
A joyous, beautiful story. Arbo’s striking and impressive illustrations jump off each page full of color and detail. This fable of the seed will be a plus in many classrooms and will make a delightful bedtime story book. . . . A must for young readers.
Children's Literature - Sheree van Vreede
Autumn has arrived and there's one last dandelion seed left to be carried away by the wind. The seed tries to resist, but the wind is just too strong. During its adventure in the air, the dandelion seed discovers that the world is made up of many things- some frightening, some beautiful. It takes this discovery for the seed to find out its purpose and where its roots will lie. This is a "spread your wings and fly" story with nature again serving as the great metaphor for life. Fabulous detail-oriented illustrations make this a must have.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781883220679
Publisher:
Dawn Publications
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
201,434
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.15(d)
Lexile:
AD490L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 10 Years

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The Dandelion Seed 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Surprisingly, I found a message in this book that I think might be appreciated by each of my grandchildren as they graduate from high school. ... Finally, you have to let go. The wind and the sun and the rain will take care of you!