Friday, January 9, 2015

Out of the mouth of babes

Charming and whimsical story about Tuma, a princess in the Guajiran tribe, found in Venezuela. Tuma is named for the special stone that gives the tribe all the wonderful things that surround them. They live in peace and harmony. Loro, Tuma's pet parrot takes the little princess on a journey throughout the land. She learns about the varied geography and sees the wonder of nature. The trip changes Tuma, because she realizes that the power of the magic stone does not create their wonderful surroundings- it is a gift from Mother Nature and must be cherished. Lovely folk tale, with adorable illustrations reinforcing the awe inspiring surroundings of the tribe. Tuma teaches her people not to take advantage of nature and to care for it to insure that it stays balanced, whole, and able to support the people who live there.

Happy Reading!
Carole P. Roman

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