Safari Tales (Paperback)
Inspired by a real-life toy monkey, this book of short stories takes you on wild adventures where you will meet hungry crocodiles, grumpy cows, and lots and lots of monkeys With a short reflection at the end of each chapter, this is perfect for getting to children to reflect on issues that they will have to face as they grow up. A long time ago Mary Weeks Millard adopted an abandoned monkey puppet from a box of odds and ends that had been put up for sale in the hospital where she worked. She named it Safari and took it with her when she travelled as a missionary to Africa, using the puppet as a way of teaching the children there about Jesus and how much He loves them. This is what inspired this book of heart-warming, and edifying, tales following Safari around the forest he calls home. Excellent writing paints a vivid picture of so many interesting characters, each with their own story to tell, and lessons to teach.
Writing is the career of my old age - in my working life I was a nurse/midwife. Most of my books are adventure stories with a Christian message for primary aged school children and young teens. Maybe because I am approaching my second childhood I love children's adventures! I also write biography - and I love hearing peoples' stories! I am married to Malcolm, who is a retired Maths teacher and Anglican Minister. We live at Weymouth, a lovely sea side town in Dorset - which was my birthplace. I have three adult children from my first marriage to Philip Weeks ( now deceased); all of whom are married and have brought five wonderful grandchildren into the family. My hobbies are (besides spoiling the grandchildren!) exploring Dorset countryside; watercolour painting; making textile crafts and relaxing with a good book. I love Africa and have lived in Uganda and the Congo and also visited The Gambia, Burundi and Rwanda many times over the past fifteen years.