To people of all ages who are weary of winter, weary of the pandemic and weary overall, I have a little book to recommend to you.
The author is not local. Her name is Evie Martin. Evie is a student, has mild dyslexia and lives in Northern Ireland. During the course of an interview, someone recommended her book to me. Evie had written it during a summer club last year for people with dyslexia. Evie was 12 at the time.
Evie called her book “Little Fish and the Garden of Love.”
Here is its Amazon description: “Learning of a wonderful place called The Garden Of Love from his Granny, Little Fish sets off to find the garden. Along the way he meets an octopus at the great coral reef, a shark hiding in the sunken shipwreck and a starfish at the seashore. Eventually he finds his way back Home where The Garden Of Love was all along.”
“Little Fish and the Garden of Love” has just 26 pages. I read it in five minutes. But the drawings are so bright and cheerful, and the writing is so open and upbeat, that the time I spent in the story was the best five minutes of my day.
So if you need a bit of encouragement, a bit of hope, and a heaping of what’s really important in life, I recommend buying (or downloading) a copy of Evie’s book.
Buy “Little Fish and the Garden of Love” on Amazon.
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