Reading level 6-10yrs old. This story is written for all ages, all walks of life, and all religious beliefs. There is only one coconut in the entire world like "Mateo." Join him on his tropical island adventures as he discovers the true meaning of family and friends. Meet "Dalyn," the world's most mysterious dragonfly, "Penny" the island's oldest and wisest sea turtle, and "Boo" the funky starfish. Come discover how "Christian," the islands music man, opens his heart and home to a little coconut. After all: Everyone needs a little love and light in their life! Young readers of all ages will witness the vibrantly illustrated and family-friendly adventures of a colorful cast of characters. Featuring 'Mateo' The Little Coconut, who finds himself all alone without the family he once knew, or a clear understanding of whom he is. Take a heartfelt journey along with 'The Little Coconut' as he experiences the beginning of many island adventures that await this mysterious, fun loving, tropical island family. This is a 2nd Edition with an Excerpt from the next book in the TLC series, called "Mateo's Blessings". Reading Level 6-10yrs old
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The Little Coconut
By Alicia L. Anderson, Sonny Heston
AuthorHouseCopyright © 2014 Alicia L. Anderson
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The wind howled loudly that day, as the sun disappeared into the dark clouded sky.
Alone by the sea stood a mighty palm tree, clustered with the largest coconuts on the entire island, with the exception of one little coconut nestled amongst the others.
The mighty palm tree with its glorious coconuts swayed to the rhythm of the wind: knocking them together with a cool clanking sound.
The sea was churning as if it were becoming alive with energy from deep within the teal blue waters.
The sky quickly turned dark and grey, releasing its warmth through an afternoon rain shower.
The sound of the falling rain sent a peaceful feeling throughout the island.
There was "Magic" in the air that day; you could feel its presence through the occasional burst of sunlight that was peeking through the clouds above.
The beautiful rays of light were shining directly over the mighty palm tree.
Suddenly; the sound of thunder and lightning exploded throughout the sky, dancing along the horizon.
The sea was churning stronger than usual. The warm ocean waters brushed against the powdery white sand that was leading up to the mighty palm tree.
The rhythmic sway of the fronds began to move with more vigor now. The wind becoming more intense as the sky turned dark.
Out of nowhere the most magnificent ray of sunlight shot down into the churning sea.
An explosion of "Light" washed upon the shoreline, moving straight towards the mighty palm tree, as it covered the sand beneath it.
The brightest, most "Beautiful Light" that you've ever seen, now radiated from the mighty palm tree.
As the majestic light faded away, the little coconut fell out of its tree and emerged from its husk as it landed gently into the shallow waters below.
The mighty palm tree swayed with the wind as the little coconut washed back and forth within the tide.
The sun peeked out from the clouds and the sea returned to its peaceful calm.
The island seemed cleaner now, brighter and more alive than it was before the storm.
The little coconut danced within the shallow waters ... back and forth ... back and forth ... brushing against the soft sand beneath.
Suddenly, it got trapped against a lonesome piece of driftwood.
Out of nowhere, there was a tiny little voice, "Hello?" "Hello?"
"Is anyone there?" "Hello?"
The little itty bitty voice disappeared as the night sky took over.
The moon shined brightly that night. The air was warm with a soft gentle breeze. The sound of the wind and ocean were like God's lullaby. It was beautifully soothing and so very peaceful.
The moonlight danced upon the water like a majestic performance. It was shining directly over the stranded little coconut below; which appeared to be smiling back up at the moon.
Yes, yes it was; it was smiling! But how could a little coconut be smiling?
Was it possible that the burst of "Light" that washed up through the roots of the Mighty Palm Tree earlier that day, turned this little coconut into something special?
There was something "Magical" and "Beautiful" about this little coconut. It was the only one in the entire world that looked like this!
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