Publication Date – May 10, 2014
Age Range – pre-readers through young adults
Review – A parable written by a minister, this book tells the tale of a beautiful rose who lives a life of ease on the white sand of a beach in south Texas. While the sands remain pure and the weather nice, people of all sorts and economic means flock to visit the beach and bask in the sun’s rays with the rose. However, when things change it is up to a little Moray Eel, the title character, to set things right.
The moral of the story? Work hard to do what is right could be one moral. Monsoon McKreel sees the Rose in need and helps her, at extreme personal risk. However, the most important take away from this parable is to encourage the children around you and remind them that they are strong and beautiful, inside and out, no matter what. As the author himself states in the book’s forward, “Our young people are facing challenges these days; at home, at school, and in the culture we’ve helped to create.” So show your pride in them, praise them, and encourage them. Help show the rose off to the world.
I give this book 4 out of 5 dragons.
Disclosure – In the spirit of full disclosure, I must tell you that Dr. Tyree, my partner at Tyree Tomes, provided me with an early copy of this book. I promise that my review is fair and would be exactly the same were it written by anyone else.