This day’s reflection is really an announcement, an announcement I’ve been waiting several years to make. Yay!!!!
I’m thrilled to introduce to you my new children’s book for ages 4-8, titled “Rajah Finds His Wisdom”. For me it is always a leap of faith to introduce a new book.
Barring any unexpected events, Rajah will be published and ready for sale by November of this year at the latest. That means Rajah can be a Christmas gift for your child, or your grandchild or your neighbour’s child or a child at the church or a needy child or even an adult who loves children’s books like me. The cover hasn’t been designed yet, but I have given you the picture of Rajah that the illustrator, Lois Sexsmith, painted as her vision of young Rajah after she read my story.
RAJAH FINDS HIS WISDOM!
Like many of us young Rajah is displaced. He doesn’t fit into his new surroundings. He’s been sent from Africa to India where there are other elephants. He should be accepted, but he isn’t. He’s different.
We know it’s hard to be different. Children and adults exclude us. Either they are afraid or don’t trust our strangeness. At times people are just plain mean to those we identify as different. Regardless of what that difference is – hair or skin colour, size, race, religion, intellect, economic background… it hurts to be an outcast. We all respond in different ways.
Rajah’s story is about his growing up in this new place and how he responds. And that’s enough about the story. I don’t want to give it all away just yet.
Children’s stories carry a message for adults and children alike. This whimsical “good news” story will entertain and teach as you fall in love with Rajah. Over the next few weeks, I plan to post a few of Lois’ illustrations and a few tidbits about the story. Pre-ordering is helpful for me as the author.
Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your copy.