Green Trillium

by Kate Chamberlin Illustrated by Mia Surakka



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/3/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 34
ISBN : 9781426908750

About the Book

Childhood can be rough on a kid. They’re told to do this, go there, and so many other things they’d rather not do. 9-year old Paul rebels at having to make the long trip to visit blind Grandma Grace and her old house in the country. Paul would rather stay home with his friends, play with his trading cards, and swim at the YMCA. His 12-year old sister, Sarah, often tries to boss him around, causing a lot of friction. Paul’s independent and defiant streek gets him a sprained ankle, stuck in a hollow tree, and other mishaps when he strikes off on his own into the acid bog and drumlin woods near Grandma’s home. During hikes with Sarah, Grandma, and her guide dog, the lure and lore of the many wildflowers that grow in the acid bog, meadows, and drumlin woods captivate Paul, changing his attitude toward life as he discovers the botanist within himself.

About the Author

Kate Chamberlin, B.S., M.A., Inspite of the devastation of going totally blind when her first three children were young, she refused to let her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and experiences go to waste. Her teaching career continues by using a computer with screen reader software and traveling with a guide dog. She runs the Study Buddy Tutoring service, is a popular lecturer with her Feely Cans and Sniffy Jars Program, a published children’s author, Anglican educator, newspaper columnist, secretary for the Col. Wm. Prescott Chapter NSDAR, and grandmother. Contact: Illustrator’s profile :Mia Surakka, M.A., MRS., Came from Finland to Ithaca, NY, with her physicist husband, Jarno Jaervinen, when he came to do post-Doctorate work at Cornell University. Mia earned her M.A. from the University of Turku, Finland, concentrating on Folkloristics and Literature. She enjoys doing water color and ink illustrations, hiking, photography, yoga, taekwondo and Sin Moo Hapkido. Her published works include feature magazine articles and short stories.