It's not easy being a pea. Especially when you're growing in row 53. And even worse when you dream of becoming a tree. Yes, everyone laughs at this little green pea. But one day a farmer shucks the little green pea, along with everyone else in row 53. And the pea is on his way to realizing his dream...in a roundabout way...that involves a wiggling worm and a big mud pile. This cleverly told "eco" fable illustrates that good things do come to those who wait, and hope, and dream.Alison Barber spent her childhood seeking creative ways to avoid eating vegetables, especially peas. She later used that creativity and studied theater performance at Humber College in Toronto. Alison now lives in Toronto, working as a professional actor and writer. Paige Keiser's first drawing surface was the bedroom wall at age two, but with encouragement from her parents she graduated to regular paper. Career choices included wanting to be a Disney animator or working in fine arts, but after discovering the art of N.C. Wyeth, she found her calling as an illustrator. Paige lives in Burke, Virginia.