(PRWEB) June 4, 2005
WhatÂs so special about Lilies on the Moon? Ask Robert W. Kurkela, a man on a healing journey, who was inspired by his own trauma as a child when he lost his mother as a six year old. His book is uplifting, inspiring children to write poetry and to create art as an emotional outlet for their childhood turmoil.
His book is easy for children to relate to. Whimsical poems about being a child are accompanied by his daughterÂs vibrant art. His daughter experienced trauma herself, spending five days in a Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit immediately following her birth. The title Lilies on the Moon is both a tribute to the authorÂs mother Lillian and his daughter Cassidy who has a fondness for the moon.
Children identify with the poems and art since the poems are written from a childÂs perspective and the art is by the hands of a three year old. The loving bond between a father and child is clearly evident as the pages evolve into a poetic and artistic diary of precious and sometimes arduous youthful moments.
Educators, librarians, childrenÂs health professionals and parents nationwide are moved by Lilies on the Moon. The book delivers a positive message to all about the necessity of discussing distressing events instead of internalizing them.
Poems in Lilies on the Moon deal with boredom, sickness and death in a manner that children can relate to. These are mingled with poems about muttering first words, baby teeth and learning to tie shoes.
Robert is coordinating with childrenÂs charities, schools, libraries and families to promote the necessity of understanding a childÂs need for emotional expression. One avenue for achieving this is through fundraising programs.
Lilies on the Moon is presently available through Barnes & Noble, Borders and Amazon. Read some reviews here: http://www.kidzpoetz.com/reviews.html
If you have an interest in raising funds for your organization, contact Robert directly for more information. A substantial percentage of the sale of each book will be allocated for this purpose.
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