“leads us out of the woods of our own unconsciousness and brings us in touch with the pulsing heart”

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“Kosa has again come up with a beautifully illustrated story which leads us out of the woods of our own unconsciousness and brings us in touch with the pulsing heart, not only of humanity, but of all sentient life. If parents the world over would take a few minutes to read this to their young children, and adopt its teaching, we would have a healthier and happier world.”

–Mitchell J. Rabin, M.A., L.AC., Psychotherapist, Coach, Eco-entrepreneur and Host of A Better World Radio & TV, www.abetterworld.tv.

“will appeal to children of any race, creed or color”

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“The Peaceable Forest is well-written and conveys a message of compassion for all creatures. The message of compassion is nonsectarian and will appeal to children of any race, creed or color.”

–Vasu Murti, author, They Shall Not Hurt or Destroy: Animal Rights and Vegetarianism in the Western Religious Traditions

“the story is told in a very insightful way to create love, affection and respect”

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Kosa,

This is another splendid example of your genius way of narrating a story using marvellous illustrations and extremely simple language. Your narration is mesmerizing and always makes a reader want to continue reading even after the last page. The topic is extremely pertinent and the story is told in a very insightful way to create love, affection and respect for not just animals but also towards other’s convictions. It also teaches values such as forgiveness and compassion in a very subtle manner. I also very much love the ending where the smallest rabbit talks about hope.

I have two boys, 4 and 2 yrs old and can’t wait to hold this book in hand, read it to them and listen to all the questions my older one has at the end.

I think books of this caliper capturing tales from rich Indian heritage are extremely rare and feel that many more books like this need to be written. It is my utmost pleasure to endorse this book and hopefully you will continue to create many more of these wonders in coming years.

Thank you for the opportunity to preview the book before its release. Please let me know if I can do anything else.

Sincerely,
Vishal

Vishal S Vaidya, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Environmental Health
Harvard University

“a beautiful retelling of a Vedic classic”

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“This is a beautiful retelling of a Vedic classic. Anyone interested in the spiritual dimensions of animal activism will enjoy this book immensely. The illustrations perfectly capture the mood of the storyline and will help any child or parent embrace the entire sphere of spiritual equality.”

–Paul Rodney Turner, Director, Food for Life Global

“will prove a popular addition to any school or community library picturebook collection”

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“Based upon the sacred writings of ancient India, The Prince And The Polestar is the story of young Prince Dhruva, who wishes to rule a kingdom greater than his father’s. His determination takes him to the forest in search of Lord Narayan—the only one who can help him realize his desire. Young readers ages 6 to 12 will share in the exciting adventures Prince Dhruva encounters along the way with wild animals, saintly sages, severe austerities, and the eventual winning of a greater treasure than he ever imagined. Enhanced with her color illustrations, Kosa Ely’s able retelling of this entertaining and highly recommended tale will prove a popular addition to any school or community library picturebook collection.”

—James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review

 

I’m pleased to inform you that the March issue of “Children’s Bookwatch” features The Prince And The Polestar on page 5, column 2. This review has also been posted to the internet website :The School Page” for use

on their website for teachers and home schoolers; made available to the University of Wisconsin’s “Cooperative Children’s Book Center” for the benefit of Wisconsin school and community librarians; and forwarded for inclusion in Gale Research Company’s interactive CD-ROM series “Book Review Index” for school and public library systems. This review will be posted for five months on our Midwest Book Review website.

I look forward to your next title!

Sincerely,
James A. Cox
Editor-in-Chief

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