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Hope for the Flowers: A Tale Partly About Life, Partly About Revolution… (edition 1972)

by Trina Paulus

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Member:anneofia
Title:Hope for the Flowers: A Tale Partly About Life, Partly About Revolution and Lots About Hope
Authors:Trina Paulus
Info:Paulist Press (1972), Edition: No Edition Stated, Paperback
Collections:Gift or given away
Rating:****
Tags:picture book, short story, inspirational, kids, 9`

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Simplistic and long-winded. Whether you fly to the top, or climb, should be up to you - not something you do because someone else told you what to do. And what if you don't even want to get to the top at all? I like Silverstein's The Missing Piece, but I don't like this.... ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
An anecdotal tale about getting off the hamster wheel of success and having faith that following your own path, with help from others, will get you to a place of happiness. ( )
  KEFeeney | Dec 6, 2015 |
An anecdotal tale about getting off the hamster wheel of success and having faith that following your own path, with help from others, will get you to a place of happiness. ( )
  KEFeeney | Dec 6, 2015 |
An anecdotal tale about getting off the hamster wheel of success and having faith that following your own path, with help from others, will get you to a place of happiness. ( )
  KEFeeney | Dec 6, 2015 |
An anecdotal tale about getting off the hamster wheel of success and having faith that following your own path, with help from others, will get you to a place of happiness. ( )
  KEFeeney | Dec 6, 2015 |
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Once upon a time a tiny striped caterpillar burst from the egg which had been home for so long.
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But - she just couldn't believe that the top was worth all it asks to get there. She wanted to get "up" too; the crawling life wasn't enough for her either. She also had to admit that it looked like the pile was the only way to do it.
Stripe seemed so sure that Yellow felt ashamed not to agree. She also felt stupid and embarrassed since she could never put her reasons into words that his kind of logic could understand.
Yet somehow, waiting and not being sure was better than action she couldn't believe in.
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Hope's theme of life, moving through seeming death to a new and more beautiful life, has touched the hearts of millions of people. Hope for the Flowers is for young and old, lovers, husbands and wives. It's a book to learn to read with, or to comfort those who are dying or grieving. In the tale, the caterpillar heroes, Stripe and Yellow, want something more from life than eating and growing bigger. They get caught up in a "caterpillar pillar," a squirming mass of bodies, each determined to reach a top so far away it can't be seen. Finally disillusioned, they discover that the way for the caterpillars to find their particular "more," who they really are, is to enter the cocoon and "...risk for the butterfly." Hope for the Flowers has helped people gain the courage to leave jobs, change their lives and explore their love for another human being. Two million copies in print.

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Stripe, an ambitious young caterpillar, abandons his struggle to reach the top when he meets a lovely yellow butterfly.

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