I am in the midst of writing a book for 8-12 year olds… It is made up of 22 stories about a King and Queen (every story in my history of being a rabbi in a congregation in Cleveland, Ohio, started the same way…. Once upon a time….there was a… and the kids would yell out, “a King.”) Every story has a moral lesson to it….and is interactive, meaning the reader should stop and ask questions along the way. My congregation in Cleveland is going to publish this book as a fund raiser…What I am hoping is feedback to the stories…and suggestions…
I have a variety of interests and participate in a creative writing class in the setting in which we live in Denver, CO
I have written in the field of suicide and about Clergy retirement. I read myself to sleep every night.
Once Upon a Time There Was A……
Meleck (King) and a Malka (Queen)
Stories with Moral Ethical Lessons
An Interactive Dialogue Book for Reader and Child(ren)
A Note to the Reader/Storyteller***
Eli Wiesel, in his book The Gates of the Forest, writes, “God made man because he loves stories.” I write stories because they capture the hearts, minds, memories and imaginations of people.
Each story in this series contains a life lesson intended to evoke discussion. It is my hope that, as the reader, you will stop along the way and engage your child(ren) in understanding various words or allow them to guess what will come next in the story. (Suggested questions and vocabulary words are in parentheses.) As the reader you should also feel free to be creative and add your own inquiries. Make it a real dialogue and a discussion. After the reading you may want to consider taking a few minutes to discuss the moral ethical lesson found in the story as well as to review what your child(ren) learned from the story.
For the storyteller, I have suggested at the beginning of each story some items which might be useful to make the story more visual. Please feel free to change character’s names or not to use the Hebrew identities. (See below.) ***
I encourage you to just have fun with the stories and the experience of reading to your child(ren) to make them memorable.
***Although these stories use a Rabbi as a central character this could easily be substituted with the words: Priest, Minister, Imam, or a significant person in the child’s life, the name of a parent, grandparent, friend etc. Also, feel free to change the names of the Prince and the Princess to family members or friends.
A book to help survivors of Suicide to discover hope along the difficult path of recovery and post traumatic growth
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