Beyond the Rainbow
About the Book
Beyond the Rainbow is the story of a spirit called Thomas who lives in a galaxy of the cosmos. One day, when following the rainbow to see where it leads from heaven to earth, Thomas hears a strange voice calling his name, saying he was needed on planet earth. Feeling a little confused and afraid, Thomas returns to his home amongst the stars and planets, to seek advice from the Great Sky Spirit. He explains to Thomas that it must have been the voice of the Great Earth Mother who wants him to bring his special gift to planet earth. The story follows the journey and experiences of Thomas - as he prepares to leave his familiar home as a sky spirit, be born into a family on earth and become a human being. Although the destination is unknown, Thomas had been curious about what it would be like to live on planet earth. This was his chance, so he needed to be brave if he was going to find out. After all, he was on an important mission – to fulfill his unique purpose of caring for the earth. After a long journey, Thomas realizes he’s made the right decision when he arrives safely in the arms of his loving proud parents. Thomas goes to sleep, dreaming of future adventures in his new colorful world…beyond the rainbow.
“Every young child 4-7 years will relate to the spirit of Thomas as he makes his journey with the help of the Great Sky Spirit and the Great Earth Mother, to be born beyond the rainbow. Glenda Frances writes to all of us who believe there is a bigger picture to life. This beautifully crafted story, told with warmth and wisdom, is a must for home and school libraries, and will capture the hearts of young and old alike.” Rowena Parkes, B.Ed., PPP Level 4 - Steiner & State Teacher, Internationally Accredited Parenting Consultant
“This little book lets children see how special they are and how we all have a place to care for Mother Earth.” Auntie Elaine Walker, Elder of the Gumbaynggirr people
About the Author
WEB: Being an adventurer and free spirit, Glenda decided to take a year off to travel -providing a perfect opportunity to explore other environments and cultures. Glenda created paintings of people and places from each country she visited and wrote poems from insights she gained about life on her journey. On returning, she started a business called Applied Vision to conduct workshops and provide coaching, in the area of personal and professional development. Her experience of working with people revealed that many had not yet discovered their unique purpose, in order to live a fulfilled life. Glenda believes that everyone can learn to how to become a creator of their own life. Years earlier, observing her own children grow, Glenda realized that creativity was innate. This insight encouraged her to explore her own creativity and create from the heart which children do so naturally. In doing so, Glenda discovered gifts of teaching, art and writing. When her 2 oldest grandsons were born, she created special paintings for their bedroom walls. The paintings were to welcome the boys to a wonderful world, where they could learn about their environment while having fun. For the birth of her third grandson, Glenda was inspired to write and illustrate a children's story with an important message: that the world has a special place for children to share their unique gifts. Glenda’s desire is that everyone’s gifts are encouraged and developed in a way that serves the planet. Her love of children, art and writing are combined to create a book with this inspirational message. Glenda lives with her partner in a beautiful valley on the Coffs Coast of NSW, Australia, nestled between the ocean and the mountains. She is passionate about the natural environment, learning about the world and encouraging others to create their dreams. SHORT AU BIO FOR BACK COVER: Glenda Frances believes that everyone is born with a unique purpose and special gifts to bring to the world. She lives on the NSW coast of Australia, sharing her gifts through coaching, writing and art. Glenda’s passion is exploring the world and inspiring others to create their dreams.