Rhett and Talia Ogston’s New Picture Book Teaches Respect for Money and Care for the Environment

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The story of a young boy and a money tree who must work together to overcome the issues the world faces today.

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Chinese legend has it that the Money Tree is a kind of holy tree, which can bring money and fortune to the people, and that it is a symbol of affluence, nobility and auspiciousness. But what will happen if money in itself becomes an object of greed?

ALOER—THE MONEY TREE, written by authors Rhett and Talia Ogston, tells the story of a young boy who discovers a very strange looking tree in a forest near his home. To his absolute amazement, the tree is growing money. He tries to converse with the tree named Aloer, a money tree that has been sent from another galaxy (a planet called Ixis) to Earth to perform some good deeds in order to become a senior tree back on Ixis and to assist humanity with some of their own environmental and emotional issues.

This goodwill mission sounds straightforward but Aloer discovers the inhabitants of Earth may not have the same idea. In fact, some humans do not care for the environment at all and even wish to destroy it to make money. What can Aloer do all alone? Can the young boy and Aloer work together to overcome the issues that the world faces today?

ALOER—THE MONEY TREE is a colorful, entertaining picture book that vividly illustrates to readers the evils of greed and the destruction of the environment. Likewise, this story will teach them the value of money and doing some good deeds with it, as well as the importance of taking care of the environment for planet Earth’s own survival.

For more information on this book, interested parties can log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.au .

About the Author
Rhett Ogston still sees the world in wonderment and childlike innocence because his mother always raised him to stay young and never grow up. He hopes that children will be inspired by the message in this book just as he was inspired by Mother, Talia, to write it.

Talia Ogston has been called “Mum” by hundreds of children over the years. She is a passionate and devoted mother of two boys. Her love and joy of life; the environment, and children have been passed on to the next generation.

ALOER—THE MONEY TREE * by Rhett and Talia Ogston
Publication Date: August 23, 2013
Picture Book; AU$29.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4836-7319-6
Ebook; AU$3.99; 978-1-4836-7320-2

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at 1-800-455-039. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (02) 8088 6078 or call 1-800-455-039.

Xlibris books can be purchased at Xlibris bookstore. For more information, contact Xlibris at 1-800-455-039 or on the web at http://www.Xlibris.com.au .

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