The Trellis
and the Seed

The little seed spent the winter in a jelly glass on the top shelf of a china cupboard. It was only a seed and very, very small. How could it ever be a vine with blossoms? When spring came, the Nice Lady made a hole for the seed and planted it in her garden. It felt soft in the hole, but it was also cold and dark.

Don’t worry, said the Earth, God has planned something beautiful for you. But time passed and the little seed did not believe it.

In this gentle tale, Jan Karon offers her readers a parable about the rewards that come from being a little bit different from everyone else. Rich, vibrant illustrations by noted artist Robert Gantt Steele make the perfect complement to this simple story of the beauty that can be found in everyday miracles.