“A delightful fable that bridges cultures while delivering an uplifting
message of value and worth. Would that every child had an Opa-san to guide them
in discovering their lives’ special meaning.”
Christian Worker in East Asia
and the Ancient Ones is a charming tale of a mongoose family living on an
island. It focuses on a young mongoose that has trouble learning his lessons. The
story is told by the grandfather (Opa) to his granddaughters (Suni and Kimi).
It is jam-packed with family dynamics and adventure, with a dash of tension and
danger thrown in, as Opa relays the story of Nichisan. The familial love, humor
and a surprise ending are sure to delight readers of all ages.
dedicating this book to my wonderful grandchildren, Ciara, Sarah, Ryvre and
Laura. I am also including this dedication to Scarlet, another special child
dear to my heart. May you all recognize your gifts and use them wisely.
Roger, my husband, for your ongoing inspiration, support, encouragement and
editing. Without you and your gentle urging to keep me focused, this book may
never have been realized. Thank you to Don Berry, the illustrator, whose spot
on grasp of my vision brought Nichisan to life.
acknowledge the Holy Spirit for His continued guidance, grace and inspiration.
Many of the words in this book flowed directly from Him to my fingers on the
keyboard. I thank Him for allowing me to be His instrument for this small tale.