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The Story of the Little Candle: A Book of Inspiration
Anyone who follows me knows that I love to read to my grandchildren. There is nothing more fun for me to do than to cuddle up with them and read a story. So, when I find an absolutely brilliant one, I get excited. "The Story of the Little Candle: A Book of Inspiration," by Inshan Meahjohn, is one of those. It is also brilliantly illustrated by Clivia Vialva, David Francisco, and Kayden James. For me, I hope this team keeps on writing and publishing children's books as this one warms the heart in so many ways. Take a look and meet the author.
One day, an unlit candle wandered off into the
forest to dream, pray, and meditate on what could be. He pondered the
possibility of a different kingdom, one where the light of hope would prevail,
and the light of love would be constant. The Story of the Little Candle
is easy to follow a tale that can help children face challenges in a positive
manner and empower them to overcome difficulties. Children will easily identify
with the main character, who finds his light from within, defeats the dark
king, and illuminates the entire kingdom. This powerful story can inspire kids
to address issues such as bullying, self-image, social skills, and learning
challenges while encouraging reading, creativity, and visioning skills.
Tell your readers a little about yourself, where you
grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them get to know
the personal you.
Meahjohn is an inspirational author and Ph.D. candidate. One of my main aspirations in life is improving the human condition. As a husband and father of four, I recognise the importance of fostering the imagination and positive nature of children whilst instilling constructive values. When I am not working or spending time with my family, I enjoy reading, writing inspirational messages, and mentoring the youth.
What inspired you to author this book?
I decided to write this book because I believe this
is how I can help make this world a better place. My inspiration comes from
knowing that if we can help children walk in the light, then we can have an
impact on future generations. I have dedicated my life to empowering others so
that they live a fulfilled life and one that elevates humanity. The Story of
the Little Candle came out of this mission to help others recognise their own
Where did you get the inspiration for your book's
The illustrations were inspired by the need to
convey a positive message that helps children to better comprehend and
understand their own experiences through the little candle's vibrant and
colourful showcasing of leadership, self-improvement, responsibility,
confidence, and bravery.
Who has been the most significant influence on you
personally and as a writer?
My parents, wife, and children have had a
significant impact on me. I have learned from them strength, purpose, courage,
love, and gratitude.
What were your struggles or obstacles you had to
overcome to get this book written?
This labor of love took seven years to complete and
to get published. The illustrations took time and effort in order to showcase
the story in an engaging way that children would love.
Tell your readers about your book.
The Story of the Little Candle
is symbolic of the light that shines in all of us. It is about a little candle that
uses his light to fight the "dark king," and in the end, the entire
kingdom is illuminated. It is a story of the power of light over darkness.
The book takes place in a mystical kingdom of candles. The story and
illustrations flow easily from page to page and effortlessly takes the reader
along the full experience of the journey of the little candle, through the
village, the forest, the town, and the castle.
The main character is a little candle, which is cute, endearing, friendly, and
easily identified by children. The descriptions and nuances of the story
showcase a character that is small, yet strong, determined, and motivational,
and that is loved by children.
The global pandemic of COVID 19 and the associated fear is especially felt by
the child, who many times does not have an adequate outlet to speak out and to
share their worries, concerns, and fears. This book allows adults who read the
book with kids to start a conversation about the child's mental health and how
the current global environment is affecting them.
The other topic that is extremely relevant is the issue of racism. The story
of the Little Candle is all-inclusive and encourages children to recognise
that all human beings are equal. We all have a light inside of us that should
unite us; it is a light that spreads love and not hate.
This book was created for young readers but speaks
to the child in all of us; hence it is all-encompassing with a story that will
be attractive to all age groups. The theme is universal and one that many
people can relate to. It is meant to appeal to children between the ages of
2-12; however, it is a book that all should find interesting and enjoyable –
especially parents, grandparents, teachers, and caregivers. The central
character - the little candle - establishes how crucial the concepts of
leadership, awareness, doing the right thing and standing up are, and develops
in children the qualities of self-love, leadership, and responsibility.
What do you consider your greatest success in life?
My wonderful marriage of over 20 years and my four
beautiful children, ranging from 5 to 17 yrs.
What one unique thing sets you apart from other
writers in your genre?
This book is different because it addresses numerous
societal issues affecting children in a manner that is easy to understand and
digest. This powerful story can inspire kids to address issues such as
bullying, self-image, social skills, and learning challenges while encouraging
reading, creativity, and visioning skills.
TO VIEW A COMPLETE READING OF THE BOOK BY THE AUTHORCLICK HERE.