How Oswa Came to Own All Music
© 2003, by Vivian Owens. Eschar Publishing
How Oswa Came to Own All Music
Oswa, a handsome giant with a loving heart, lived long ago when the earth was still young. Legend says that he healed wounded animals and made friends with all creatures. On a journey across the universe he listened to luminous songs of nature and realized he had to own all music. The Queen sent him on several dangerous missions to earn all music.
This is a character building book as well as an entertaining treasure of poetic pleasure.
HOW OSWA CAME TO OWN ALL MUSIC
“Swirling and blowing hard,
the winds fought him. Oswa
seemed no match for the forceful gusts.
At one moment, the high
speed of the winds knocked
him off his feet, but he
staggered and struggled.
When his body rose and
swayed into the gentler
breeze, he opened the silk
lined trunk and caught the
Meet a Character:
People feared String Man. Being a giant, String Man towered over people, but no one minded that. Living at the top of a great hill, String Man could keep his distance from children and old people, and no one minded that. What people minded was the fierce anger that always gripped String Man.
String Man kept growling bears and hungry howling dogs that chased you if commanded. Long years ago, before the earth fully formed, something mean and ugly grew inside of String Man and ruled him. No one wanted to go near him.
Only Oswa showed bravery in facing String Man. String Man hid all the string needed for the string musical instruments of the world.
In this story, we hold our breath as String Man battles Oswa.
ISBN# 0-9623839-9-6 (hardback)
Author, Vivian Owens
Young Fiction, Ages 8 and up
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About the Author:
Vivian Owens wrote the book, NADANDA THE WORDMAKER, and it won a Writer’s Digest Best Book Award. She is the author of nine books.
With a writing career that overlapped her career as an educator, Vivian Owens received numerous awards or recognitions. Her newspaper articles have appeared in over 200 newspapers across the country, and her magazine articles have appeared in such publications as Upscale Magazine, About…Time Magazine, The Virginia Science Journal, and The Gifted Press Newsletter.
Best known for her “Parenting For Education” articles and workshops, Vivian Owens is the mother of three academically gifted children. In her work, she shares strategies of teaching and learning that have worked from her own personal experiences as a parent and as a classroom teacher who has obtained high performance results. At the heart of all her work is a determination to motivate children toward higher goals. For that reason she also creates youth literature that shines new cultural light into the whole realm of Children’s Literature.