|The Traveler – Suthep Srikureja|
The Traveler is a children’s spiritual picture book from first time author Suthep Srikeruja.
The Traveler is a tale of hope and wonder told to children by their Grandpa:
“Tell us a story, Grandpa…A story of the stars,Of light that arrives from a afar;Tell us of good, tell us of nicetell us of happy and glad;A tale of wisdom, a tale of wonderA tale of hope and the whisperings of natureTell us”
This short but poignant verse has depth but is written in language very accessible to children. It speaks of a man, the traveler, exploring the elements earth, water, air and fire. It eludes to creation but does not make any specific religious references, simply referring to ‘She’, ‘Her’ and ‘the One’. I am not a religious person and still throroughly enjoyed this tale, reading ‘She’ to mean Mother Nature.
The illustrations are great in that they are not over-stylised. Their rustic pencil shading adds a sense of childish exuberance and accessibility to them. The illustrations add considerably to the message being conveyed by this book.
About the Author: Suthep Srikureja lives in Bangkok, Thailand with his wife and three children. The Traveler is his first book and was written while listening to the music of the waves. He is an entrepreneur and a writer and can often be found immersed in various bodies of water.
BOOK DETAILS: The Traveler can be purchased online from publisher Mettavisions.
Genre: Childrens, Spiritual
- The Traveler Pump Up Your Book Virtual Tour information >
- An interview with Suthep Srikureja
- Information about illustrator Denys Blacker
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My receiving this book free of charge for the purpose of participation in this Pump Up Your Book Virtual Tour did not in anyway influence my expression of my honest thoughts and feelings about this book.
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