My name is Mrs. D. and I am an author of children's books. Currently, I’m juggling many projects including several new books. I love to write. I love this beautiful language. I write because I have something to share. I write because maybe someday, someone in this world may need my experience. I write for one simple reason. I love how it makes me feel: free.
or child that has felt the pain of leaving friends behind when moving
will relate to The Trees Have Hearts. The little girl moved
from another country and doesn’t speak English. Her sadness lifted when
she played in the garden and made friends with the trees and the Old Wind.
Interestingly, there are three different trees, Sassy the pink
magnolia tree, Chance the purple plum tree and Shadow the weeping cherry
tree. Even the variety of trees in the story carries the same message of
acceptance of differences in people. Spending time with nature soothed the
lonely girl as she watched the blooms open and the fruit ripen. It also
gave her time to learn her new language and begin to make other friends.
to the primary message of accepting people, there was another
message neatly slipped into the story. The trees taught the little girl to
“bite, kick and scream if bad people tried to take her away.” This is a
perfect way for the author to pass on safety tips in a non-threatening way
to small children.
this book to anyone with children, whether they are planning a move, or
not. Its message of love and friendship might help children befriend a new
child in school or in their neighborhood. It might even teach adults a thing
or two about new co-workers, as well!
P. J. LaRue is married and has a Russian Blue cat named Sasha that was given to P. J. after being adopted from a shelter. Hiking to waterfalls are her favorite vacations. She loves to travel and plans to take the Mystic Princesses to different locales. She'd like to pass the love of travel to young girls along with the knowledge that they can solve their own problems. She hopes you enjoyed The Mystic Princesses and the Whirlpool and that you'll look for her next book, The Mystic Princesses and the Magic Show.