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by Kenneth Blanchard Ph.D.,Jim Ballard

Little Wave and Old Swell recounts a journey across the sea made by impetuous Little Wave and his sage teacher, Old Swell. Their allegorical adventure points young and old readers toward the enduring questions: Where did I come from? What is the nature of life? What happens when I die? Old Swell's lessons remind us to stop amidst the rush and clamor of life, calm ourselves, and look within. Little Wave's misadventures show us how our noisy, competitive lives can distract us from life's important questions. The book's mantra Don't hurry; don't stop suggests the pace of a long ocean swell as an alternative to today's frenetic tempo. Written with uncomplicated charm by Jim Ballard -- including original oil paintings by Catherine M. Elliott and a foreword by bestselling author, Ken Blanchard -- this timeless tale is certain to take its place with other classic and engaging parables such as The Little Prince and Jonathan Livingston Seagull.
Download Little Wave and Old Swell: A Fable of Life and Its Passing epub
ISBN: 1582701415
ISBN13: 978-1582701417
Category: Children
Subcategory: Growing Up & Facts of Life
Author: Kenneth Blanchard Ph.D.,Jim Ballard
Language: English
Publisher: Aladdin/Beyond Words (June 5, 2007)
Pages: 96 pages
ePUB size: 1915 kb
FB2 size: 1152 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 137
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The story of Little Wave and Old Swell is a wonderful fable, however, the more esoteric aspects of this story are amazing. Ballard has taken a part of our earthly existence, the lack of understanding of our life journey and where we are bound at the end of this earth walk, and magically makes it apparent. If you are interested in the spiritual aspects of our existence, this book touches on them in a beautiful way. The artwork is inspiring and complements the story wonderfully. I have purchased several copies of this book and have given them as gifts (for no reason) to friends who are like-minded. Everyone comments on the presentation of the concepts and the depth of the message. This book is a true inspiration.
This is such a fantastic read and a beautifully crafted story. Loved it. Plan to share with my whole family.
This book has been a wonderful bed-time read with my 9 year old daughter ... and it has been a helpful bridge to deeper discussions about birth and death, body and spirit, form and emptiness. Illustrations are lovely too. Very sweet book.
great & honest story
Great book to teach kids the spiritual progression of life in a basic way
This book provides a great message for people of all ages. It is a beautifully illustrated little book about the lessons Little Wave learns from his teacher, Old Swell, as they travel across the sea.

Little Wave ignores his teacher's warnings and as a result learns for himself what happens when we allow jealousy, fear, anger and desire to rule our lives.

Old Swell is always kind and loving when Little Wave returns from his misadventures and ultimately teaches him the secret of "don't hurry; don't stop."

This is a wonderful little parable that reminds us to stop and look within whenever life becomes too overwhelming.
Good book what helps you to understand a lot of important things. But I don't recommend this one for beginners. Read a crossing or the drop's history by Anatoliy Obraztsov and only than without some doubts begin to read this one and it will be amazing insight into your life!