Lost at Sea, Homer Learns ‘The Secret on the Loona Rosa’

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Elynor Frances Olijnyk teaches about drill ships, love, caring, hard work with her new colorful illustrated storybook

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A delightful tale of loving and caring and friendship set against the background of dedication to duty and hard work on board a drill ship

ADELAIDE, Australia – Tales of life on a drill ship from her son inspired Elynor Frances Olijnyk to write her illustrated storybook, “The Secret on the Loona Rosa” (published by Xlibris AU). It tells a delightful tale of loving and caring and friendship set against the background of dedication to duty and hard work on board a drill ship.

Homer is a racing pigeon who lives in a roof top pigeon loft on Mr. Chong Lee’s house in China. Every morning Mr. Chong Lee opens the loft and sets his pigeons free to fly until he calls them home again. One morning, however, Homer is swept up into the sky by a stormy wind and is lost over the ocean. He is rescued by the crew of the Loona Rosa, a drill ship out in the Pacific Ocean off the shores of Japan. So begins his adventures where he learns of love and kindness from the crew in a tale that also educates readers with insights into the oil and gas exploration industry. Homer eventually finds his way back to Mr. Lee and the story comes to a full circle to reveal the value of love and a place to call home.

“It is a story that had to be told and a book to treasure!” exclaims Olijnyk. A colorfully illustrated tale that offers a fun learning experience, “The Secret on the Loona Rosa” teaches values and expands children’s vocabulary. It even has a question and answer portion to help cement its lessons. As a book that teaches values, it works to impress upon readers an admiration for people committed to an important work.

“The Secret on the Loona Rosa”
By Elynor Frances Olijnyk
Hardcover | 8.5 x 11in | 32 pages | ISBN 9781479760190
Softcover | 8.5 x 11in | 32 pages | ISBN 9781479760183
E-Book | 32 pages | ISBN 9781479760206
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Elynor Frances Olijnyk is a graduate of Adelaide Teachers College, South Australia and has enjoyed teaching young children over many years. She has researched and published two Australian history books: “Charles Robbins RN 1782-1805,” published to celebrate the bicentenary of settlement in northern Tasmania in 2004; and “Taking Possession, a Saga of the Great South Land.” “The Secret on the Loona Rosa” is her first publication for children.

Xlibris Publishing Australia, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving Australian authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles.For more information, visit xlibrispublishing.com.au or call 1800 455 039 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisAus on Twitter for the latest news.
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