Two inspiring stories by Ron Tomanio, author of Lilly and Peggy, Edith Rose, and The Winter Cloak.
The Unexpected Day: Yantz and Wu set out on an adventure to discover the meaning of the oracle’s dream: “Take thou the step of the Spirit.” The days that follow are exciting and truly unexpected, but must the search cost them their lives?
The Trust: Young Li lives a wonderful life behind his castle walls, until one day he is approached by a starving peasant girl and the spiritual bond he forms with her turns his entire kingdom upside down.
These two charming fables will touch the hearts of readers of any age.
The first story is a moving response to the 150th anniversary of Baha’u’llah’s imprisonment in the Black Pit. The second is a wonderful story of nobility in the face of difficulties.
Read them to younger children, or let early elementary school aged children read them for themselves.
These are charming stories, beautifully illustrated by striking images rendered in a style inspired by elegant Chinese paper-cuts. Like many fables, they share their message in a time-honored style that incorporates visions, quests, and far-off kingdoms. And like many fables, they can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
Their new bulk pricing make them excellent gifts for all the kids in your children’s classes. Talk to them about who the mysterious prisoner might be, and why we must care about people who are different or poorer than we are.
The Unexpected Day & The Trust – Two Modern Fables for All Ages by Ronald Tomanio, art by Anne Wempie Marks,
Ron Tomanio is also co-creator of The Proverb Game.
5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 80 pages
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