A Seed Takes Root


by Michele Oka Doner


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A Seed Takes Root: A True Story, by acclaimed artist Michele Oka Doner, is an homage to the natural world and to one very special banyan tree in particular. The lyrical text is paired with evocative original artwork by Oka Doner inspired by (and at times incorporating elements of) a much-loved banyan tree in Miami Beach that has been a presence in her life since childhood. A book and work of art that defies classification, A Seed Takes Root is simultaneously an art book, a poetic meditation, a memoir, a fable, and a tale suitable for children and for readers of all ages.


Trade edition

Publication date: September 12, 2023

Hardcover, smyth sewn binding

Cloth cover with gold foil

Color illustrations throughout

72 Pages 

5.75 x 8.25 inches