Tales from the Dragon's Cave... Peacemaking Stories for Everyone

Tales from the Dragon's Cave... Peacemaking Stories for Everyone

by Arlene L. Williams

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Overview

In her new collection of fairy tales, author Arlene Williams uses an unlikely group of characters to teach children nonviolent ways to solve problems. Dragons do not sound like natural peacemakers, but then it seems that we've misunderstood dragons for a long time. They are gentle souls at heart, and who would know better about resolving problems than creatures who have been enmeshed in conflict since the beginning of myth?

This book has been required reading for every young dragon for centuries. Now, it is available to 21st century human children, too... those very children who have been raised on a diet of media gore and violence. Dragons have been there, done that. They know violence doesn't work. Even better... with this book, they show us what does.

Using fairy tales for lessons, the dragons guide the reader through "A Dragon's Path to Peace." It's a four step process: building self-confidence, improving communication, encouraging cooperation and using problem solving techniques to find the solution where everyone can be a winner.

This collection of twelve stories is enjoyable just for the stories themselves. But by combining the proven principles taught by professional conflict mediators with engaging characters in original settings, Ms. Williams is presenting a powerful teaching tool for home, school or church.

This book was a Children's Choices book for 2003 and has been enthusiastically reviewed by many national peace education/conflict resolution groups. It contains a foreword by the Co-Founder of the Creative Response to Conflict program in Nyack, New York. A resource list of conflict resolution organizations is included at the back of the book.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014674478
Publisher: The Waking Light Press
Publication date: 07/06/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

As a young girl, I loved tales of magic and adventure. When I began writing, I naturally gravitated to these types of stories as well. Dragons are a common theme to many of my books and I have a particular fondness for drawing them. At times, I have even been sighted at local schools in shimmery scales, swishing a very long tail.

Born in Pennsylvania, I have lived in the western United States since I was ten. I grew up loving the outdoors, especially the wide open spaces out West. I love to hike, canoe, and camp as well as learn about the ecology of the natural world and the issues which threaten our planet. For many years, I worked with young people in the outdoors, teaching environmental education to elementary age children and building mountain trails with high school students.

When I was ten, I learned to drive on the dry lakes in the desert of the Mojave. As an adult, I drove professionally as a bus driver, eventually landing in Northern Nevada by driving for Greyhound for a few years. Back then, I loved to travel... backpacking through Europe on my own. Now, however, I am more content to stay home, sharing the imaginary adventures of the characters that I write about.

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