Importance of open-mindedness, tolerance emphasised in new book

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Children are taught important life trait in Rob C Blyth’s ‘The Story of Cristal Rouge’

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A deep desire to write for his beloved grandchildren and to tell a story of prejudice, in a light but creative way using objects that are unusual, has prompted author Rob C Blyth to relate “The Story of Cristal Rouge” (published by Xlibris UK). His debut publication, this colorful book aimed at young readers seeks to teach them through example and enrich their imagination with a colour-based read.

Cristal Rouge is a ballpoint pen, and as people know, ballpoint pens come in different colours and have a limited life. Cristal passes to different people during her life. She is worried that she has only a short time to live because her ink does not last as long as other ink pens. When she met nasty pens called Nosey Parker and James Green, her dilemma became complicated. With her friends, however, she makes the best of a hard world where expensive pens are held with high regard. Just when her world seems at an end, she is rescued.

For Blyth, allowing children to see a small part of the world from an unusual perspective teaches them an important life lesson without having to be obvious. His story also enables young readers to discuss with teachers and parents the valued points Cristal Rouge’s tale stands for.

“I want readers to accept the idea that we have only a certain time to live, that colour or defect should be considered different, and how things should be approached leniently in life,” Blyth on what he wants readers to learn from his book, “That there is hope and always someone who is prepared to give us a second chance.”

“The Story of Cristal Rouge”
By Rob C Blyth
Hardcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 24 pages | ISBN 9781499092110
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 24 pages | ISBN 9781499092141
E-Book | 24 pages | ISBN 9781499092363
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Rob C Blyth is a semi-retired professional who previously worked in healthcare in the U.K. He is married with four children and grandchildren. He likes travelling when time allows.

Xlibris Publishing UK, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving authors throughout the United Kingdom. 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 or call 0800 056 3182 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisUK on Twitter for the latest news.

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