Every family lives a paradox—the need to bond and the need to let go. A parent’s job is to teach a child what he or she will need to know to live in this world. In turn, even the youngest child teaches us important life lessons. I should know. My son was a strict teacher.
Gwendolyn, a farm pig, adopts a mysterious egg. Out hatches a baby dragon, who she protects from fearful humans and raises with her litter of piglets. She struggles to find ways to teach her little dragon, named Strange One, the things he needs to know—like how to fly and the secret to breathing fire.
But how can a pig know how to fly or breath fire?
As Strange One grows, he asserts his right to decide whether to stay on the farm or to find his own way in the wild world. His actions force Gwendolyn to face some painful truths. But how will he survive in a world he’s never known?
What will Gwendolyn do when her familiar world threatens her other children?
Will Strange One ever get fire? And, if he does, what will he do with it?
Secrets of the Flame: The Power to Protect is a rewrite of The Pig and the Dragon with a new title and new cover that were chosen to be more age appropriate for middle grade readers. The book has been partially rewritten, but is basically the same story.
Secrets of the Flame is available on Amazon for $11.95, and the Kindle price is $4.95.
Study Guide with activities now available HERE in pdf form. Download and use with your classes.
There are questions at the end of the book designed to stimulate parent-child conversation.