Children’s book about a delicate little flower brings a powerful message of grace

LaPlata, MD, August 01, 2007 --( The Magic in You tells the story of a flower that has taken root by a roadway at the edge of a beautiful forest. She is small in comparison to the other flowers and is teased for her insignificant stature. A Billy goat comes along and eats one of her pretty golden petals. Then a car drives by and runs over one of her leaves, leaving the flower in quite a forlorn state. She begins to cry, which gains the attention of a nearby woodland fairy.

“‘Why are you crying little flower?’

‘Well,’ began the little flower, ‘I just don’t know why I am growing here, by the side of the road, I mean. All the other flowers make fun of me. I wasn’t feeling very pretty, and I wasn’t feeling very smart….’

‘Maybe.’ the little flower continued, ‘you could wave your magic wand and make me beautiful. Then I would surely be happy.’

‘Oh, no,’ replied the fairy as she gracefully poised herself to fly away. ‘You do not need my magic to become beautiful, or happy. You can become a happy, beautiful little flower any time you want.’”

With these thoughtful words planted in the little flower, fortuitous events begin to unfold, and the little flower quickly learns that though her circumstances may be less than ideal, she has the power to affect the lives of other living creatures by what she can give—kindness, love, and most of all, forgiveness.

The message of this poignantly illustrated story is timeless and transcends a reader’s age. One reason why the story touches on such a deep level is surely due to author Sally Taylor’s own life struggle for self-acceptance after years of spousal abuse.

“We all have a choice to remain the victim or find the courage to accept ourselves with all our faults and all the wounds we have received from others,” Taylor says. “It wasn’t until I understood how much my Creator loved me and accepted me, with all of my faults, that I was able to find the same grace for myself and others. This children’s story demonstrates the struggle to live a victorious life.”

Book Statistics
ISBN(s): 1432703243
Retail Price(s): U.S. $24.95; CAN $30.95
Size and Format(s): 8.5 x 8.5 Color Paperback
Page count: 40
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