The Dandelion Seed: A picture book of finding strength through nature's story (Paperback)

The Dandelion Seed: A picture book of finding strength through nature's story By Joseph Anthony, Cris Arbo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joseph Anthony, Cris Arbo (Illustrator)
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Follow the journey of a tiny dandelion seed who was afraid to let go. With a poignant, simple storytelling and gorgeous artwork, this best-selling picture book introduces plant life cycles while reminding us to let go and embrace change.

One tiny dandelion seed wants to hold onto its dandelion home, until the winter wind carries it away. The seed worries it won't be able to find its place in such a vast and frightening world. But everything is much more beautiful than it ever thought, and perhaps finding a new home isn't such a bad thing after all.

Great for parents or gift givers looking for a:

  • graduation gift
  • gift for the new school year
  • book to provide inspiration
  • gift for a loved one at a crossroads
  • introduction to plant life cycles for the classroom

About the Author

Joseph Patrick Anthony was born the tenth of eleven children. His family loved the mountains, so exploring with his brothers and sisters nurtured an innate love for adventure and an appreciation for the natural world. He traveled with the Navy as a trumpet player, worked in a natural food store, as a Corrections Officer, a massage therapist, and a construction supervisor, experiences which have all served to deepen his self-understanding and perspective on the human condition. Joseph's cosmological work, "Our Multi-Tiered Universe," grew out of a desire to help move the planet to a clean energy future. His website is

Cris Arbo's art is known for intense detail and is inspired by her love and respect for nature. It has appeared in books, magazines, calendars, cards, murals, and in animated feature films, TV shows, and commercials. She has illustrated six nature awareness children's books for Dawn Publications and is also a frequent presenter at schools and conferences. Cris has four daughters and lives in Buckingham, Virginia with her husband, author Joseph Anthony and their youngest daughter, Alina. Many of Cris' favorite hours are spent in the garden.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781883220679
ISBN-10: 188322067X
Publisher: Dawn Publications
Publication Date: September 1st, 1997
Pages: 32
Language: English