Entries by Alan Jordan

Magical Night

The goal of Magical Night is to help children help sea turtles reach the sea by allowing children to discover the beauty of turtles hatching and starting their life by following the moon to the sea. (Please see https://conserveturtles.org/information-sea-turtles-threats-artificial-lighting/) I don’t want my book to feel didactic. I do want the artwork to be the star of the […]

The Interdependent Web – 300 Word Synopsis

300-Word Synopsis of the Interdependent Web See also the 700-word synopsis Eleven-year-old Jonathan Alexander’s steel-gray eyes swept the school yard and saw no one to come to his aid. He said the words that he had bottled up within himself the whole school year, “I’m not going to flunk my courses by letting you cheat […]

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The Interdependent Web

650-word Synopsis See a 300-word synopsis Eleven-year-old Jonathan Alexander’s steel-gray eyes swept the school yard and saw no one to come to his aid. He said the words that he had bottled up within himself the whole school year, “I’m not going to flunk my courses because I let you cheat off me, Piggy Iggy.” […]

Hear Yourself Read Finding Love

The easiest way to experience the power of this poem is to buy the printable .pdf version., print it, and read the poem out loud several times.  You might want to record yourself using a tape recorder, iPhone or Android. If you want to experience the power of this poem for yourself before buying, here are […]

Many Kinds of Love

Many Kinds of Love Many Kinds of love is a poem that children and adults love. M.J. Jin’s appealing artwork and my peaceful story make for interesting bedtime reading that relaxes children and helps them sleep through the night. Here’s an example of four proposed pages. If you’d like to know when it’s available, please use my contact page.

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Brave New Leaf

Brave New Leaf  is a lyrical approach to overcoming fear as Buddy the Bud struggles with decisions he must make to win the First Leaf of Spring award. I think of Brave New Leaf as a unique meld of the qualities of Tap the Magic Tree (cycles of life), Brave Squish Rabbit (conquering one’s fears) […]

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I Appreciate My Fans

It is unlikely that my fans will ever come together in an event like a soccer game or a concert. The private nature of being a writer means that I have to do more to earn and keep your loyalty.  I pledge to do everything in my power to make you feel great about being […]

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Warm Inside

When I was a child, I used to walk with my father through wild fields. We would stop, and my dad would show me a Sassafras tree and let me taste the bark, which tastes similar to licorice or root beer. Later that field gave way to a long shopping center. Our walks are a treasured […]