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Tree, Planted by the Water

Tree, Planted by the Water

by Joann Klusmeyer

About The Book

It was a chestnut tree, and it appeared to have lived forever. Its roots extended deep into the dry, prairie soil. It was likely to have begun from a nut hidden by a squirrel, and possibly pressed deeper by the feet of a moose, or more likely a deer. The wonderful thing was, though, the tiny nut was planted in dry, sandy soil, its roots were deep and extended into the ‘fountains of the deep’. Not even ten feet away there ran a small stream of fresh water.

If there had been an aerial view of the miles of prairie, one could have seen the stream beds, carrying the water, outlined by trees of a number of varieties, and they might also have seen a ten year old girl stretched along one limb.

Publication date July 10,2021
Language English
ISBN (Paperback)
978-1-63871-327-2 (E-BOOK)
Genre Fiction
Pages 258
Interior Color Black and White
Book Size 6.000" x 9.000" (229mm x 152mm)

About The Author

Joann was born in the mountains of Arkansas in 1933, in the height of the depression, into the family of a pioneer minister. She was attracted to pencils and paper from the time she learned not to poke pencils in her eyes, and that paper did not taste particularly good.

Having an older sister who aspired to be a school teacher, she became a class of one and was expected to master reading at a very early age. Books became the magic that would transport her into another life, and she read and re-read the few that were available until they were limp scraps. It was about then that more stories began to develop within her own head, along with simple rhyming verses. This book is one of the stories.

Her father’s occupation as a minister, by necessity, put her in church several times a week, where she practically cut her teeth on a church bench, so to speak. There was the small country church that her father built and pastored for years, and later the other churches where he was called, and in that way, she became uniquely positioned to meet a lot of people on a regular basis, and appreciate the hard-working settlers who pioneered the land in America’s midwest.


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