Synopses & Reviews
Robert James Challenger offers his third collection of stories that demonstrate the essence of family values and the lessons of nature. Similar in concept to the simple fables that proved so popular with readers of all ages in his two previous books (Eagle's Reflection, Orca's Family), this collection uses the form of parables depicted by the observations of Grandmother and other family members to interpret the actions of nature's creatures in a variety of circumstances.
-- Each of the 18 parables is enhanced by a new graceful motif that reflects a strong influence of west coast aboriginal art
This third collection of stories written by Robert James Challenger combines the timless appeal of Aesop's fables with the oral storytelling traditions of First Nations and other cultures. Each story will stimulate conversation about the moral woven within. Find out what Raven's Call is; how Blue Whale became so big; how Hawk uses his eyes and ears to learn about the world around him; and, how Mother Grouse shows courage. Memories Don't Die explores a caring way of dealing with the loss of a pet. Parents, grandparents and teachers will find that this collection promotes family values and respect among all creatures.