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Dandelions in a jelly jar
DePree, Traci.
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First edition.
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Colorado Springs, Colo. : WaterBrook Press, 2004.
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vii, 310 pages ; 21 cm
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The peaceful town of Lake Emily will never be the same when Trudy Ploog comes to stay!

Mae Morgan's flamboyant art teacher sister, Trudy Ploog, moves to the quiet, rural town of Lake Emily, Minnesota, to be closer to Bert Biddle, her shy, unassuming farmer boyfriend. Everything is perfect and then...the school board cuts the Gifted and Talented program and rumors of more cuts fly.

Outraged, Trudy kicks up a whirlwind, beginning with a letter to the paper that questions the very foundation of small-town life-high school sports! Soon the whole town is talking, and Trudy and Bert are put to the test. Meanwhile, the Morgan family is recovering from the loss of a child and the death of a life-long dream as Virginia Morgan helps a father and daughter rediscover life.

A hopeful story of facing the challenges of life with courage and learning to see with eyes of grace, Dandelions in a Jelly Jar gently reminds you that the best bouquets are dandelions.

"A welcomed new voice in a genre that is begging for novels of this caliber. Bravo."
-Ted Dekker, best-selling author of Blink and Thr3e

"Traci's books... call my name and soothe my soul." - Jane Kirkpatrick, award-winning author of All Together in One Place and A Name of Her Own

Author Notes

Traci DePree is the author of A Can of Peas, as well as the editor behind many award-winning and best-selling novels. Visit her website at .

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Library Journal Review

Eccentric art teacher Trudy Ploog moves from St. Paul to Lake Emily, MN, to be closer to her boyfriend, farmer Bert Biddle, and her little sister, Mae. But the sleepy town may be not ready for Trudy's controversial, outspoken style. Trudy stirs up a whirlwind of trouble by protesting the town's decision to cut a school program for students gifted in the arts in favor of high school sports. Her actions also place a strain on her budding relationship with Bert and his mother, Virginia. Meanwhile, Mae has her own issues to work through, including losing her baby. The spiritual elements are subtle and effective, making this uplifting sequel to A Can of Peas appealing for both Christian fiction and general fiction collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.