Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Sun Zebra by R. Garcia

This book is best described as a children's book for grownups. Its aim is to encourage us to discover (or rediscover) the amazing things that children and their magical carefree world can teach us, even as we try to teach them about the harsh realities of our own. The book is a collection of five stories that follow the "adventures in living" of an unusual little girl called Nell, her mother Rhonda, and Nell's father who is the narrator of the stories.

The four Nell stories that marveled readers at are put together here for the first time in this collection, which also includes an all-new story, Birdman and the Fairy Tale. ~~ from Goodreads

My thoughts on The Sun Zebra ~~

I just loved the stories in this book. Nell is such a dear, sweet little girl who is so inquisitive and smart. I just fell in love with her. And her mother and father are awesome parents who nurture her, love her and encourage her.

There are five stories in The Sun Zebra and each one is more magical then the next. All of the stories take Nell's imagination and curiosity about the world to teach us grown-ups some life lessons. All of them are wonderful but I would have to say that The Sun Zebra and The Meaningless Christmas Tree are my favorites and stuck with me long after I was done reading them.

Even though I am an adult and love reading grown-up books, I also love delving into children's books. This one is the best of both worlds. These are great stories that show a child's imagination and wonder at work and at the same time they contain words of wisdom for all of us.

Such beautiful writing, such beautiful stories. Thanks R. Garcia for the Nell stories, I would love to read more!

About the author

R. Garcia is the peculiar eclectic writer. He was born on a Caribbean island and lived in several Latin American countries before residing permanently in the United States. Along the way he obtained a Ph.D. in a scientific discipline and produced several highly technical publications.

However, one fine day he decided to fulfill his dream of writing something besides technical articles. This he began to do by publishing his work under the pen name "Phantomimic" on the document sharing site, where his stories have accumulated more than one hundred thousand reads and hundreds of comments. Based in part on this enthusiastic response to his work, he decided to take it to the next level. His first book on the Amazon Kindle is the collection of short stories entitled: The Sun Zebra.

He is currently working on a second book of short stories but these are very different from those in the Sun Zebra. They are darker and oriented towards the psychological/paranormal realm. He is not called the peculiar eclectic writer for nothing!

Connect with R. Garcia

I received a complimentary e-book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion. 

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