For Immediate Release
A Tale of Serendipity
Part One: The Adventure Begins!
A Tale of Serendipity is a must for children ages 8 to 12. In this captivating work of fiction, author Rosy Aronson transports readers to a magical place. The tale is an adventure story about a close-knit family of seals that is torn apart by the arrival of a devastating storm and a ship of vicious seal-hunters. While the narrative ostensibly focuses on the fate of five seal pup brothers who have been tragically separated from their beloved and very pregnant mother, this is in fact a story that speaks to the hopes, fears and challenges that all children and adults face in life. And it does so in a way that elicits curiosity and wonder.
For teachers of inquisitive kids, this is the opportunity to expose students to a book that delves into some of the most important issues they will face as they grow older. The values explored in A Tale of Serendipity include respect, empathy, compassion, dignity, integrity, honesty and collaboration.
A Tale of Serendipity provides a plethora of compelling thematic lessons that would supplement any Social Studies and/or Science curriculum. Young readers will find alternative ways to look at human and animal relationships, diversity awareness, conflict resolution and world/ocean stewardship. Teachers will have the opportunity to help their students cultivate essential skills for living in an increasingly complex world. Through lively conversation in supportive school environments, children will come to celebrate their uniqueness and discover that "true planetary empowerment involves power with others as opposed to power over others."
Rosy Aronson is a Berkeley-based writer, artist and spiritual counselor. She is the writer and illustrator of A Tale of Serendipity, which is her first work of children's literature, and if her dreams are realized, it will be the first of several in a multi-volume series.
A Tale of Serendipity is available for free as a downloadable ebook, an unfolding podcast, as well as for sale in hardcopy. For more information, call 510-703-1373 or visit her website at www.SerendipityTale.com
A Tale of Serendipity: The Adventure Begins!
Written and Illustrated by Rosy Aronson
353 pages, softcover
Date of Publication: Spring 2010
Price: $ 20
Free e-book and unfolding audio podcast available