The Gardener's Helpers

The Gardener's Helpers

by Joann Claypoole


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781630475321
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Series: Morgan James Kids Series
Pages: 106
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 5 - 9 Years

About the Author

Joann Claypoole writes children’s chapter books, voice-overs,plays, articles, blog posts,inspirational prayers, and songs.Her stories, The Cardinals’ Song, The Amazing Gift, Christmas Watercolor, and A Picture In The Sky were included in three books in Yvonne Lehman’s & Grace Publishing’s ‘Moments’ Series—Divine Moments, book 1, 2014. Christmas Moments,book 2, 2014, and Spoken Moments, book 3, 2015. Joann co-wrote a TV documentary script for National House of Hope titled My Last Hope, hosted by Candace Cameron Bure (2011).She is a wife, mother of four sons, has three grand babies, two crazy canines, and owns a salon/spa in sunnyFlorida.

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Let. There. Be. Light. With these four words, God began to create everything that ever was or ever will be. He hung the sun, moon, and stars in the skies. He painted the light and the darkness. Filled the oceans. Carved the mountains. The true biblical story of creation and Adam and Eve unfolded. Yet, there remained a fantastic tale, or the icing on that story, no child heard. . . until today. This untold tale begins on the fifth day, when God created the very first of His flying creatures.

The Creator, God, lifted his arms, and a sound like thunder clapping with the wind rang from his mouth. All the trees bowed under his roaring breath. Moments later, two small creatures dressed with white feathers appeared in the sky. One cooed. One chirped. Each landed on the Creator’s outstretched arms.

“Yes, friends,” God said, “I am happy to see you too. A very special mission awaits the two of you.”

They watched God create other birds, sea creatures, and every living thing, filling the earth from high in the sky to the bottom of the oceans.

“I am Creator of all, and I love you,” He winked at them and nodded, “more than you could possibly understand. You may call Me Father.”

On the sixth day, the twosome perched in a beautiful tree. Poking their heads out of their cozy nest, they watched God scoop up a handful of dust from the ground.

The male cocked his head sideways and cooed, “What is He doing?”

“I don’t know.” She whispered as she watched Father at work.

He chattered louder.

The female nudged him with her wing. “Shhh!”

God held the dust in His hand and closed His eyes. “Let Us make man in Our own image.”

The curious one inched closer to his mate. “Can we do that?”

“I don’t think He means you and me, dear,” she said and smiled as she brushed his beak with her wing.

“Ba-but. . .” The male mumbled on with a mouth full of feathers. “I don’t even know what a man is, do you?”

The female rolled her eyes upward. “Look,” she said and pointed to God.

He whispered loving words as He sprinkled the dust on the ground and created a man.

The male bird’s eyes bulged and his beak fell open.

All creation fell silent, including the male bird.

And God said, “This is very good!”

Next, God planted a beautiful garden. He placed the man and all the animals in it. Calling out to His two flying friends, He said, “The time has come for your work to begin. First, lead all the animals, two by two, to the man who I named Adam. Then he will name all of you.”

The bird flapped his wings and cooed, “I can’t wait to get my name!”

Table of Contents



Chapter 3: LAST IN LINE

Chapter 4: MAN AND WOMAN



Chapter 7: WHERE’S EVE?




Chapter 11: LAMB OF LOVE

Chapter 12: OUT OF EDEN


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Will Orser More than 1 year ago
First, the book itself it beautiful. I like the soft feel of the cover. The illustrations are gorgeous and I like the way each page has pictures (even though it isn't a picture book). As for the story, it is a unique additional perspective of events from Genesis that most people know fairly well. There is a bit of mystery with the two main characters and how they fit in to the events as they unfold. The ending is as expected, but also a beginning for our two main characters. The story is well written and should hold the attention of readers, even those reading to others or being read to. The chapters are short and each kept me wanting to start the next. There is action and great, sometimes humorous interaction between the characters. I can't wait to see what is next for The Gardener's Helpers!