If You Hold a Seed by Elly MacKay

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Something 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.


About Elly MacKay

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Elly MacKay lives by Georgian Bay in Ontario, Canada with her husband and children. She attended Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Her artwork is sold in several stores including her Etsy.com shop, Theater Clouds. This is her debut children's book. To learn more about Elly's special illustrative process, visit her online at ellymackay.com and Twitter @theaterclouds.
Published February 5, 2013 by Running Press Kids. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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A verbal and visual tone poem involving a seed, a wish and time.

Dec 26 2012 | Read Full Review of If You Hold a Seed

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Glowing paper dioramas are the heart and soul of MacKay’s debut, a quiet, reader-directed contemplation of a seed’s slow growth into a tree. In spirit, the story is similar to Julie Fogliano and Erin

Jan 07 2013 | Read Full Review of If You Hold a Seed

PreS-Gr 2—MacKay presents a contemplative story about planting a seed and watching-and waiting-for it to grow into a big, strong tree with branches perfect for climbing onto and dreaming. It is primarily a mood piece in which the emphasis is on the artwork. A boy plants a seed, makes a wish, and ...

Apr 01 2013 | Read Full Review of If You Hold a Seed

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