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My Bonsai Books



  On its root I firmly commit

            In its trunk I keep my soul

                    Through its leaves I reflect my vision-

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“Vision of My Soul”

This first luxury limited edition of 1500 copies are out of print now.

When it was published in July 2005, the result was far above my expectation. I have been receiving many encouraging remarks from the readers including requests from bonsai teachers asking for permission to use part of this book for their teaching programs. It has been recommended as one of the best reference sources of bonsai art especially on the aesthetic and artistic aspects.

Due to the high demand of enquiries, the 2nd edition  has been  reprinted in normal edition (Paper-back cover) with more effortable price. Now available and can be ordered through Stone Lantern (


My second book “Mission of Transformation” has published in2009 and has made another big success.

This is the only bonsai book available focussing on bonsai design principles, plant physiology and tree morphology with hundreds of photos illustrating the explaination and examples including gallery and critique.


And my coming books…..

26 Responses to “My Bonsai Books”

  1. on 16 Apr 2007 at 10:23 amShaukat Islam

    It is so hard to get good books on Bonsai in our country. In spite of the limitations, I keep collecting books whenever I can. It’s a constant and only source of inspiration to me to learn and make improvements on my work, in the given circumstances where I live.

    Bonsai has become my passion and devotion (within the limited time that I can allocate from my otherwise busy occupation) and I have become deeply engrossed during the past few years. The pleasure I get is hard to explain.

    Last week one of my business friends was in Jakarta and I had asked him to buy ‘Vision of my Soul’ which I was eagerly looking forward to have on his return ……….. but I was heartbroken when he told me on arrival hat the book was not available in the bookstores he had been to.

    Can you please advise me from where (bookshop name or location) the book can be bought, so that I may ask another friend (who lives in Jakarta) to obtain it for me? Please help……….


  2. on 17 Apr 2007 at 4:14 pmFrank Cucchiara

    Looking forward to your 2nd edition and your new book.

  3. on 25 Apr 2007 at 6:56 pmRobert Steven

    I will reprint in around July/ August this year and certainly you can get it from Stone Lantern then.

  4. on 02 May 2007 at 4:49 amShaukat Islam

    Stone Lantern, I understand, are the publishers. Do they have sales outlets in Jakarta……..??? any contact details pls?

  5. on 23 Jun 2007 at 10:00 amRobert Steven

    Here is the website of Stone Lantern :

  6. on 29 Jan 2008 at 7:53 amphilip maisog

    sir, is your book sold here in the philippines? i admire you work very much. very clean and detailed. i follow your threads in IBC. if its not sold here, is there any other way to get a copy of it? thank you so much

  7. on 29 Jan 2008 at 8:16 pmRobert Steven

    Thanks Philip, you can order through :

  8. on 30 Jan 2008 at 5:04 amphilip maisog

    sir it say there that its out of stock. and sad to say i dont have a credit card(sorry). is there any other place perhaps here in the philippines? thank you so much.

  9. on 30 Jan 2008 at 8:23 pmRobert Steven


    Try to call Toto Barcelona at :

    Maybe he can help.

  10. on 30 Jan 2008 at 10:42 pmphilip maisog

    thank you sir

  11. on 21 Mar 2008 at 3:45 amABDULMALIK

    mr . robert,

    where can i find your book “vision of my soul” in bali.
    think to fly there this Mei.Any bookstore sell it?


    malik (malaysia)

  12. on 27 Sep 2008 at 5:55 pmNoryadi


    Apa buku terbaru, Mision of Transformation udah di keluarkan di pasaran? Jika belum, tanggal berapa jangkaannya? Kami harap master robert boleh buat special and earlier delivery utk peminat2 master robert di Malaysia lewat IS Ng.

  13. on 17 Jan 2011 at 3:52 amiwan

    pa robert bukunya versi bahasa inggris ya, waduh report ya untuk yang belum bisa,

  14. on 02 Feb 2011 at 6:27 pmMariah Malkiewicz

    Wow!! I enjoy what you might be performing! I require to relook at screen toaster! Informative and interesting post!!! keep it up..

  15. on 17 Aug 2011 at 7:55 pmErika Kohler

    Hi there Robert:

    When you come to South Africa in September will you bring some of your books with you? If so I am interested in getting your second book (Mission of Transformation). Else where can I order one from.
    looking forward to seeing you in Durban, Erika Kohler.

  16. on 24 Mar 2012 at 1:09 pmdoddy

    pak bukunya ada yg berbahasa indonesia?

  17. on 21 Oct 2012 at 10:59 amgary howes

    Hi Robert.
    When is your third book due for release?

  18. on 22 Oct 2012 at 5:42 pmgary howes

    Hi Robert

    When is your 3rd book coming out?

  19. on 21 Nov 2012 at 3:24 amRobert Steven

    Still on the process, hopefully next year…

  20. on 03 Apr 2016 at 5:10 amMartin Fernandes

    Hello Sir,
    Your work is amazing.Is your book”Vision of My Soul” available in India.
    Need your help on the same.
    Martin (India-Mumbai)

  21. on 03 Apr 2016 at 6:21 amRobert Steven

    Both of my books are out of print now.

  22. on 08 Mar 2017 at 7:10 amabywarburg

    Is your book the five schol of chinese penjing released yet?

  23. on 08 Mar 2017 at 7:30 amRobert Steven

    Not yet. I have been very late on it…

  24. on 24 Mar 2017 at 3:04 pmabywarburg

    I am very much looking forward for it.
    Would you be comming to france any time soon?

  25. on 29 Sep 2017 at 11:00 pmjuan

    Hello Robert, where i can find in indonesia you books

  26. on 02 Oct 2017 at 2:24 amRobert Steven

    They are out of print now.

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