Olivia (an intelligent little orange) is about to be picked from her tree. Now, her life is really getting ready to change. What am I talking about? Why “orples”, of course. Jack, an only child, and Olivia are about to become unlikely friends as events unfold in this new book. “How Orples Came To Be” (63 color illustrated pages) begins the series of orples adventures. My publishers list it as a children’s book, but I think it is appropriate for anyone 8 – 80. There are lots of subtle little lessons hidden between the lines that apply to us all dealing with friendship, loneliness, loyalty, and that nagging little battle we all sometimes experience when right and wrong are not easily separated. The story description is a little different on Amazon’s site and by my publisher. Both summaries are correct. The alternate version focuses more on the story itself.
You can buy the book by through Amazon.com’s website, linked by the book’s title or click here.
Update as of March 21, 2012
Links added … insight into How Orples Came To Be”
… part 2 posted on January 7, 2012
… part 3 posted on January 8, 2012
… part 4 posted on January 9, 2012
… part 5 posted on January 10, 2012
Orple Series . Book 2 … “The Orples Make A Tree Home” is now available on Amazon.Com. in soft cover . 37 (color illustrated) pages. Now that the orples are free from their tree, they have new needs. This book tells the tale of how the orples transformed in the Treasure Tree, into a home. Come along as they carry out their first goal. E-book format coming soon.
More insight into this book on blog post “The Orples Make A Tree Home“.
Coming soon … Book 3 … The Orples Learn To Read.