Books by Elandara

All of the books below are written, illustrated and published by Elandara. They are available for purchase on our Shop link. Each book will be personally signed by Elandara and you have the option to request a special message be written to give the books as a gift.

The Calling

The Calling was inspired by the 12 Peace Prayers that were presented in Assisi, Italy in 1985. The pope invited representatives from each of the 12 main religions to come together to offered their prayers  in hopes to to bring inspire world peace between nations.  

Today, we are in great need for Global Peace and Unity and Elandara was directed by her spiritual guides to bring  this book int o the world. The story  calls to all Children of the Earth young and old to join together to create peace and harmony for our beloved planet Earth.

                                                                                     May Peace Prevail on Earth!

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Montessori Storybook Series

The Montessori Storybook Series was inspired by a school residency that Elandara did .with three primary classrooms at The Montessori  School of West Hartford while she lived in Connecticut. She was hired as an artist in residence and created three original paintings, one for each classroom. At the end of the week long residency, Elandara told the children an  interactive impromptu story that  related to the painting. After completing the residencies, Elandara was so moved to turn the oral story into books. 

Thus began her new adventure into writing , illustrating and publishing children's books!

 

The books in this series are available in either hard cover or paperback through our SHOP.

Poppybug! A young poppy bud sees a ladybug and believes he looks a lot like him.  
' I am Poppybug!'  announces the young bud to all off his friends in the meadow.  When they try to tell him that he is not a bug, he refuses to believe them.Finally, after speaking with Old Oak, young bud realizes that everything he will become is inside of him.

This book is beautifully illustrated and teaches about the life cycle of the poppy flower through the eyes of a young poppy flower.  This is the third book in the Montessori Storybook Series. 38 pages
 


The Flying Phlox
Step into a garden of delight and go with Phlox on an amaZING JOURNEY.
The garden comes alive on a magical spring morning as flowers sound a chorus accompanied by the rhythm of buzzzzzing bees. Feel as free as a bird flying over treetops, visiting with wildflowers and musical trees. As the shadows deepen, return home to the peaceful sounds of a closing day that lull you to sleep.

Every page is a visual delight with each illustration cleverly taken from a single painting. The beautiful illustrations, animated text and enchanting story will engage readers young and old. 'The Flying Phlox' expands your imagination to see beyond the ordinary world and inspires you to continue the journey beyond the pages.
 


The Very Lonely Garden

Profound in its simplicity, is a delightful and heart warming story about two gardens. One is filled with lovely flowers, singing children and many kinds of flying and fluttering creatures. It even has a pet dragon! Next door is a very sad and lonely garden. The children have all moved away and there aren't any  butterflies, birds or bees. The story teaches us about compassion, caring and taking action. it illuminates how sharing joy and friendship makes an impact that is felt around the world.

Just as in 'The Flying Phlox' book, all of the illustrations are taken from a single painting and add to the charm of this lovely story. The nature and character building themes are universal and perfect for teachers, parents and caregivers.