In a Nutshell

In a NutshellIn a Nutshell (Sharing Nature With Children Book)
by Joseph Anthony, (Author), Cris Arbo (Illustrator)
Reading level: Ages 3-10
Publisher: Dawn Publications (CA)
Who we are, why we are here, where we come from and where we go. Every child ponders life's greatest questions. Here, in a nutshell, is a tale about life.
An acorn drops from a great oak and grows. Animals nibble at it, a fire threatens it, but overcoming many challenges it eventually towers high in the forest, observing the changing human scene below. Eventually its energy passes into many other life forms--even a cherry pie.
Also Published in in Chinese and Korean.

Paperback ISBN: 188322098X . amazon order link

Hardcover ISBN: 1883220998 . amazon order link

In a Nutshell


- From London Diocesan Board For Schools -
"A spectacular book with clear text and fabulous illustrations. Highly recommended."  

- From Hearthside Books -
"Dawn finds the most eloquent writers, the best storytellers, the finest illustrators. Books such as 'In A Nutshell'... mesmerize children with their thrilling account from nature, and their breathtaking illustrations..." 

- From Midwest Book Review -
"Highly recommended" 

- From Charlottesville Weekly -
"Gloriously Illustrated . . . A spiritual story about life from sprouting to rotting and beyond."

Parent Council, LTD "Outstanding Selection" 2000
Virginia State Reading Association's "Children's Choice" List 2002-2003

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