MANGROVE SEED CHRONICLES --Learning To Trust uses the biological journey of a mangrove seed as a metaphor to represent the human journey from childhood innocence into adulthood.
A baby mangrove seed is washed out into the ocean during a hurricane. fear engulfs the mangrove seed. It is powerless against the strong waves, has no directions for surviving in the ocean. The seed has lost all its friends and safety of the mangrove forest.
Through many animal characters visited on four mangrove islands, the lost seed learns to balance its fears with trust. The book provides principles of balanced living that parents, teachers, and grandparents may use to dialogue with children.
The 64 page, four color illustrated book was published in 2007 for children of all ages. It can be especially beneficial to adolescents and young adults because it includes many thought provoking questions for personal reflection and group discussion.
As a blueprint, CHRONICLES can be a catalyst and guide for character and values education.
As a fable, it can encourage both children and adults to apply the lessons to their personal life situations.
There are no absolute answers in the book, only guideposts to the truth
hidden within each person.
Ultimately, MANGROVE SEED CHRONICLES--Learning To Trust promotes serious
reflection, dialogue and, hopefully, ethical personal living
in our imbalanced, stressful, and fearful world.
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