Emir's Education in the Proper Use of Magical Powers

Emir's Education in the Proper Use of Magical Powers

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by Jane Roberts, Rebecca Whitney
     
 

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Emir is a young prince with a very important task: to solve his kingdom�s growing population problem. But what can he do when the Gods aren�t helpful, death hasn�t been invented yet, and very little is understood about anything? Form the author of the multi-million best-selling Seth series.See more details below

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Emir is a young prince with a very important task: to solve his kingdom�s growing population problem. But what can he do when the Gods aren�t helpful, death hasn�t been invented yet, and very little is understood about anything? Form the author of the multi-million best-selling Seth series.

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Midwest Book Review
�lovingly illustrated with pen-and-ink drawings, is a fairy tale for young and old�to remind us �to honor the cycles of life, the seasons, and world diversity.
And that's just what happened in the kingdom in which a small boy named Emir lived. Emir's Education In The Proper Use Of Magical Powers, by Jane Roberts, is a charming story for all ages. The king, Emir's father, sent him on a trip to learn the names of all that he saw: plants, animals, lands, and seas. Being a child, and being used to getting his own way by simply stamping his feet and demanding what he wanted, Emir had much more than names to learn.

Emir journeys to the Land of the Gods first, then searches for the God of All Life. His personality keeps him from getting the answers he seeks. Unable to admit this, he tells a lie to his people, which makes him even more miserable. Luckily, he has a week in which to come up with the true answer. He sheds his pride and arrogance and seeks help from Conscience and Inspiration, from whom he learns that "all living things must have their own seasons of birth, growth, and returning to the earth."

Roberts is the author of the "Seth" books, spiritual classics published in the 1970s. Emir's Education In The Proper Use Of Magical Powers, lovingly illustrated with pen-and-ink drawings, is a fairy tale for young and old alike, meant to remind us "to honor the cycles of life, the seasons, and world diversity."

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Emir is a young prince in a brand-new kingdom with some rather serious problems to solve. In his kingdom nothing grows old and always remains the same. At his father's request Emir (a rather self-important young prince) reluctantly undertakes two journeys into lands far beyond his experience. The first is a voyage to the Land of the Gods to invent the names of all the creatures and plants in this brand-new kingdom. Gaining knowledge and confidence in his own powers, Emir then goes in search of the God of All Life for help with the kingdom's growing population problem. Emir fails to obtain an answer from the God of All life and upon his return makes one up, and by doing so invents the first lie. Aided by Conscience and Inspiration, who show him the true answer he needs to help his people, Emir finally understand that every living thing should have its own season of birth, growth, and returning to the earth. Wonderfully enhanced with pen-and-ink illustrations, Emir's Education In The Proper Use Of Magical Powers is a delightful, whimsical, thought-provoking allegory and a treat for the mind and heart of all who read it.

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ISBN-13:
9781571741424
Publisher:
Hampton Roads Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
458,718
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
5 - 10 Years

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