- File Size: 179 KB
- Print Length: 66 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: R. Garcia; 5 edition (November 18, 2011)
- Publication Date: November 18, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006AC5FCU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,171,308 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Sun Zebra Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
The stories contained in this book are:
The Sun Zebra
Bob The Intrepid Insectnaut
Raven - Lenore
The Meaningless Christmas Tree
Birdman and The Fairy Tale
Each of these delightful tales manages to convey to a child the meaning of life, heartbreak, death, love and the true meaning of the things we create and hold dear. I found myself laughing and feeling the frustration and satisfaction of a parent trying to explain life in a way that a child can understand.
You will be gratified by the special connection this father has with his daughter and the love they share.
This is a book for adults and a book for parents to read with their children. This book is written with a tender humor and a genuine compassion for the importance of the feelings and emotions of a child.
I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading more from Phantomimic.
Marilou George ~ The Kindle Book Review
The author is an excellent writer. In these few short stories, he manages to draw Nell and her father clearly. Mr Smith, a war veteran, is another noteworthy character, and his story of a Christmas tree with meaning is perhaps my favourite of them all.
I enjoyed all the stories, due to their light touch, the gentle and caring adults, the sweet innocence of Nell and the inventive nature of the stories.
My second favourite is the Sun Zebra in which Nell sees a Zebra which she is very excited about, but when she takes her father to see it, there is nothing there but an old horse. They return several times, the adults sure that there is no Zebra, but Nell insists that there is. The author paints a beautiful picture of a young child wanting to be believed and the tale shows how literal and dull we adults can be on our interpretation of what we see.
The story of Bob the cicada also brought a smile to my face. The image of the poor insect stuck in a bit of paper attached to a balloon is certainly unusual, and the story woven around Nell's desire for Bob to fly is very sweet and has an unexpected outcome.
I recommend this book for any time you want something light and sweet. It's a short book, so good for reading between longer works.
The Sun Zebra is a collection of five stories about Nell and events that have happened in her short life. It ably demonstrates the simplistic views that children have about life, how they can hold your hand and lead you into their magical world and how they have a knack of surprising adults.
I won't spoil your enjoyment by giving a synopsis of the stories, but they are absolutely enchanting! They are well-written with good use of description; you can easily picture the setting which adds to the enjoyment. The narrator, Nell's father, shows an honesty that is refreshing and a great deal of patience. He's also not afraid to let loose the child within to entertain and communicate with his daughter.
Reading this book has given me a fresh perspective on life. We all get so bogged down with the adult side of life that we often forget how to have fun, and I'm not referring to adult-type amusements. Being able to access our inner child, to remember the innocence and fun that got lost along the way is not that easy when we worry about paying bills and holding onto jobs etc.
That's what makes this book so special - it reminds us of the magic of childhood, the carefree existence, the innocence and the fun. Everyone needs to access their inner child and what better way to do it than with this book. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Children are amazing to be around and it's equally amazing to see the world through their eyes. R. Garcia did a wonderful job of showing us that. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
A marvelous short story collection that reminds adults of the impact they make on children and the importance of keeping the magic alive without being a condescending boob! Read morePublished 15 months ago by Reader4Life
Having known Rolando Garcia for over six years and reading his works on SCRIBD; all I can say is "The Sun Zebra" is a wonderfully and lovingly written tales of a beautiful and... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Aniruddha Sastikar
Just can't quite get into short stories no matter how good they are. These are "nice" stories but could not hold my interest enough to finish them. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Linda S. Justice
Loved this little book. I would love to know what this inquisitive, intelligent child becomes as an adult. I think she will always be exploring. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Olivia
The Sun Zebra is a collection of five short stories written by R. Garcia. They are wonderful stories about the adventures in the life of a little girl, Nell, and her parents, and... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Lynn A. Davidson
Excellent story, to read to my children and their friends. They loved the content, that was very compelling and humanPublished on October 14, 2013 by R GARCIA-LAGO
The Sun Zebra is a small book packed with a big message. Told in the viewpoint of the father through the eyes of his daughter, The Sun Zebra is a treat! Read morePublished on October 8, 2013 by Wendy L. Hines
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