My dear readers, my name is Luba Brezhnev. I am a writer and a journalist. My book “The World I Left Behind” was published by Random House and made it into the New York best-selling authors list. It was recommended by the McLaughlin Group as one of the best twelve books of the year. My next book, published in Moscow, also became a bestseller. Now I’m writing books for children.
Why did I begin to write for children?
First of all, because I love children very much. Of course, the stores today are filled with many entertaining books for children. Some are very well written, but I wanted to write books that would teach children to live according to their conscience and stand up for those who have been treated unfairly. I wanted to write books about benevolence, morality, and the ability to love others and be a true friend.
In our days, the moral development of the younger generations is a pressing issue. I view writing for children as a serious responsibility. My books are about kindness, about compassion for the weak, about respect for oneself and for others. They teach lessons about courtesy and tolerance. I hope very much that my heroes will touch the hearts
of young readers and their parents.
My writing approach has been called ‘subtle’ and my dialog ‘easy to listen too and engaging’. It has been pointed out that this maybe a result of my feelings of sincerity, politeness, and respect towards the reader. My books are full of entertaining dialog that reveal the thoughts and feelings of the characters. Many of my characters are animals who can speak to each other, and sometimes even to their human friends. In their adventures, they suffer, overcome hardships, help each other, and learn lessons – just like we do as human beings.