Author Showcase: “The Ice Veil Tales” by Ora Munter
By Ora Munter, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 4, 2011
THE ICE VEIL TALES is a series of 12 fantasy/adventures with 50 colorful illustrations that show kids HOW TO BE HAPPY NO MATTER WHAT!
As the stories begin, Kiki’s head is filled to the brim with thoughts sad and grim. While skating in Central Park, she tries to unhinge them by taking a spin. Much to her chagrin, she twirls into another world called, Ice Dreamland. And, like an Avatar, she merges with a happy, curly, girlie named, Cocovanilla.
Cocovanilla’s father sends her on a mission to save the planet. To do so, she must carry the dainty, delicate Ice Veil through the mysterious Black Cherry Forest. On her way, she meets a parade of pranksters, gangsters, and bullies. She defeats each one with wit and true grit by simply remembering to “inhale, exhale, and trust the Ice Veil.”
Throughout her adventures her nemesis continuously attempts to lure her into dark and lonely worlds. But the Ice Veil always shows her the way back to happiness. By the end of the series, we learn Kiki slipped through the ice and almost drowned. Her journey inside was meant to teach her how to love and accept herself. And when she does, her outer world magically transforms.
With today’s bullies in school yards and cyberspace, kids need a place where they can always feel safe. By remembering the simple technique of following their breath, they can instantly connect to their innate, never ending, never bending source of self-esteem.
BLOOM, A Reader’s Guide, accompanies the series. BLOOM teaches kids to Breath, Listen, Observe their Options, and Move forward in a mature manner. By learning this process, kids become proactive and make better decisions in stressful situations.
I’ve read the stories and taught the technique in grammar schools and hospitals. It works wonderfully. I’ve also taught it to my son and watched him heroically overcome overwhelming challenges.
About the author: My background is copy writing for top tier advertising agencies and screenplays for well known production companies. I also ghost wrote a memoir which won the Carl Sandburg award. I live in L.A. with my son and husband.
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