The Yellow Rose…

3 Apr

A new month a new promo! Welcome to Wee Folk during April on the GSP Promo. Our first author we are featuring is Dawn Colclasure.


Dawn Colclasure is the author of five books, among them BURNING THE MIDNIGHT OIL: How We Survive as Writing Parents and 365 TIPS FOR WRITERS: Inspiration, Writing Prompts and Beat The Block Tips to Turbo Charge Your Creativity. Her articles, essays, poems, book reviews and short stories have been published in regional and national newspapers and magazines, as well as online. She lives and writes in Oregon with her husband and children.

Her book we are highlighting today is The Yellow Rose.


One day a gardener living on a tiny island discovers a surprise growing in his garden: A beautiful yellow rose that will never die. Every day he takes care of this perfect rose until men from a big city come to the island and convince the gardener to share the rose with the world. The men become very rich while the yellow rose becomes very weak. The greedy men want to destroy the rose since it can’t make them anymore money. Can the gardener save the special rose that he loves so much?


   “Hooray! A new day is here to work in my garden!” a gardener living on a tiny island cried out with joy one morning. The sun woke him up, and he’d just finished eating all of his breakfast.
     He got all of his gardening tools and went outside of his small hut to where all of his flowers, plants and fruit trees grew.
     He knelt down in one spot of his garden where he grew flowers. He used a small shovel to move soil away from the ground. He opened his hand and dropped seeds into the hole he had made. He covered up the hole with the soil. “That should do it!” he said, patting the soil down onto the ground. “Now you are at home!”
     He stood from the ground and walked through his colorful garden. He ran his hand through his black hair, looking up at the sun shining in the sky. What good weather for his plants to be growing in!
     He looked back down at his flowers. He checked on his many lilies, begonias, tulips and daisies. Every flower was safe and looked very healthy.



4 Responses to “The Yellow Rose…”

  1. Dawn Colclasure April 3, 2013 at 8:49 pm #

    Thank you for featuring The Yellow Rose on your fabulous blog, Anne! It’s always exciting when you start a new promo. Keep up the good work. 🙂

    • annepetzer April 6, 2013 at 5:59 am #

      You are welcome Dawm, always a pleasure 🙂

  2. chalaedra April 3, 2013 at 11:15 pm #

    Reblogged this on Chalaedra's Weblog and commented:
    Can a gardener save a special rose from the world and preserve its magical bloom? The Yellow Rose, a children’s book by Dawn Colclasure. Available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, other fine eBook vendors and Gypsy Shadow Publishing at:

  3. Sheila Deeth April 4, 2013 at 2:52 am #

    Lots of yellow dandelions in my garden.But the rose sounds fun

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