He may have seemed like a young maple leaf, but Koyo had gifts that made him a valuable part of his mother tree, Momiji. Being double jointed, he was able to move his body to help collect sunlight and turn it into nutrients for himself, other leaves and Momiji. Yet Koyo desired an adventure of a lifetime, one that happens in author Jim Stevenson’s latest children’s book, Koyo’s Odyssey. Each day, Koyo lived life to the fullest, yet his gift of ancient knowledge and abilities led him to be bullied by other leaves. As he matured, he talked with God more and more and appreciated being made by the Creator. However, Koyo knew with the changing of the leaves, his life would be no more. One night, he prayed to God, asking for one great adventure before his time was up; a prayer God answers in an exciting way, as part of Koyo’s Odyssey.
James E. Stevenson is a native of New Mexico and holds a B.A. in history from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He has enjoyed a 30-year-plus career in aviation, the last 20 of which have been spent with a major airline based also in Dallas. Jim, his wife and two twenty-something sons, reside in Plano, Texas and are members of Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas. Koyo’s Odyssey is Jim’s first book.
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