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'The Dragonfly Secret' Lets Nature Tell Story of Friendship, Love, and Remembrance for Children

MAPLE PLAIN, Minn., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- "The Dragonfly Secret: A Story of Boundless Love" gently encourages children and adults to consider life's infinite possibilities. The story takes place in a beautiful garden and depicts a unique friendship between a boy and dragonfly. At the request of the boy, the dragonfly follows clues and discovers an unexpected secret. Part mystery, part surprise, readers will discover the power of boundless love in this heartfelt story of friendship, family, and remembrance. Children and adults may look at nature in an entirely new light.

"There are many perspectives from which people try to interpret what happens in their lives," said author John Adams. "In this story, we hope to show readers how nature may comfort someone who is coping with a loss." His co-author, Clea Adams, continued, "Our goal was to write a meaningful story for children and adults showing that memories of a loved one are forever. By using nature as the centerpiece, John and I have also tried to portray a more expansive, interrelated view of our world and nature's role within it."

Feather Rock Books, Inc. has just released its children's book, "The Dragonfly Secret - A Story of Boundless Love," written by Clea Adams and John Adams. Beautifully illustrated, this hardcover book contains vibrant illustrations by award-winning artist Barbara L. Gibson.

This is John Adams' second children's book. His first award-winning book, "The Dragonfly Door," is a heartfelt story written to help children cope with loss and change. It features a water nymph that transforms into a beautiful dragonfly. The new book is a continuation of the dragonfly's life above the marsh.

    The Dragonfly Secret: A Story of Boundless Love
    Hardcover: 32 pages
    Publisher:  Feather Rock Books, Inc. (October 1, 2008)
    ISBN:  978-1-934066-13-3
    Price: $16.95
    Ages 8 and up

Genres: 1. Juvenile Fiction - Social Issues - Death and Dying; 2. Juvenile Fiction - Nature and the Natural World; 3. Family & Relationships - Death, Grief and Bereavement; 4. Body, Mind & Spirit - General

Praise for Dragonfly Series

"'The Dragonfly Secret' is a must for any home library, but it also deserves a place of honor in libraries, churches, and other places where young children congregate. This book would also make a wonderful gift for any young child suffering from a tragic loss." -- Bobbi's Book Nook (

"'The Dragonfly Secret' would make a wonderful gift for a child facing loss in any form. It's a book that gives readers a soft place to land in their grieving process." -- Armchair Interviews (

"The authors have a talent for storytelling and can relate well to a child's perspective." -- Breeni Books (

"Beautiful story with a lot of meaning to me and my family. I also loved the pictures and colors. Your book has touched my heart in more ways than you know." -- Grieving parent

"'The Dragonfly Secret' is such a moving book and will be treasured in the library." -- Elementary school librarian

"Thank you so very much for comforting all of us who travel down the path of grief." -- Grieving mother and teacher

John and Clea live west of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area. They love writing together and working to find the right words to help children and families deal with grief, loss, and change. For more information, visit their websites at:

    For information or to schedule an interview, contact:
    Feather Rock Books, Inc.
    952-473-9091 or 1-877-473-9091
    Clea Adams, Executive Director
    [email protected]

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SOURCE Feather Rock Books, Inc.

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