Hope for the Flowers

By Trina Paulus (reviewed by Peter DeHaan)
Book Review: Hope for the Flowers
Hope for the Flowers is a delightful allegory offering messages on multiple levels and applicable to all age groups. It is a short book that can be read in about fifteen minutes and is simply, yet effectively, illustrated by its author Trina Paulus. As such, it can function nicely as a children’s book, as well as a clever and profound teaching tool for teenagers and adults of all ages.

The story chronicles the life pursuits and relationships of two caterpillars, Stripe and Yellow, searching for meaning and purpose in their lives. It is about struggle, yearnings, single-minded focus, diligence, perseverance, making mistakes, enlightenment, letting go, and ultimately…well, let’s not spoil the ending.

This book is a great addition to anyone’s library. Buy two: one to keep and one to give away!

[Hope for the Flowers, by Trina Paulus. Published by Paulist Press, 1973, ISBN: 978-0809117543, 160 pages.]

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2 Comments

  • Roxanne Fawley Posted February 14, 2014 11:06 am

    Sounds like a good read. Short yet poignant.

    • Peter DeHaan Posted February 14, 2014 2:08 pm

      Maybe I should buy a copy to read to my grandson!

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