This is a preview of a book to be published in the near future. It was written for those who's minds are still young at heart....... Illustrations are by Catherine Roban ..... Story By Captain Eli Vinock
The Book Cover copy write 2000
Prologue by Don Roban
In a far distant age, long before the creation of man, the gardens of our world covered this wonderful place that we call our home. The mother of all creation must have looked down and thought, "Without the existence of life the splendor of all the rivers and trees would be truly wasted."
So the Little People were the first to be brought forth from the nothingness in which the world had been conceived. They were designated as the care-takers and the guardians of all the plants and trees of this earth.
With the passing of many eons of time the world, as we know it, came to pass, but the little people remained unchanged in their duties as the protectors of everything that grows.
Within the great area where they had made their homes these tiny loving spirits watched over everything: the trees and plants, the rivers and the lakes, the birds and animals and all of Gods creatures and creations.
On one memorable day many many years ago, while floating like a drifting leaf through the trees, an unusual sight captured the attention of one of the Faeries. "Look" she called out in her high pitched musical voice." "everyone come and see."
And they came and saw and there was great excitement.
In the center of the clearing was a baby mahogany tree that had been caught by a bright ray of sunlight. On it uppermost leaf was resting an unusually marked butterfly. It seemed to be there just to attract attention to the little tree. From that day forward there would always be a small butterfly near, to keep the tree company.
The Jungle Harp Suite: is a suite of music that was written to honor the memory of the author of the story Capt. Eli Vinock, a veteran of the WW2 Pacific campaign. The music was performed by the Florida All-State 9th and 10th Grade Orchestra at the Florida Music Educatorís Convention in Tampa this past January. The complete Jungle Harp with Narrator was performed by the Youth Orchestra of Florida at Gusman Theater for the Temple Beth Am Series with Bob Weaver, of TV Channel 6 as narrator. The Jungle Harp was recorded by the Youth Orchestra of Florida and is available from Cane Records.
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The butterfly has been bread by Butterfly World of Florida. It has been named the "Piano Key Butterfly." They have taken out a copyright on this new species. The butterfly plays an important part in this story.
We would be happy to hear from any children book publishers as no contracts have been signed to date.