If You Hold a Seed by Elly MacKay


If You Hold a Seed by Elly MacKay

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.


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... --Publishers Weekly 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. --Booklist 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. --Kirkus Reviews A magical, serendipitous story...

About the Author

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.

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32 pages


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Publication date

18th April 2013



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