LANI MORGAN AND THE MAGIC DOLPHIN™
Lani and her parents move to Hawaii from Mt. Shasta. Unable to relate to the loud surfers her age, Lani longs for a magical experience. She has mysterious dreams where she communicates with dolphins. She explores the Hawaiian Spinners Dolphins habitat and meets the magical dolphin from her dreams who takes her on fantastic adventures beneath the waves. Lani follows the stars underwater to a magical crystal kingdom where she develops clairaudience and clairvoyance. Lani’s friend Tim joins her in exploring the melodies of the underwater rainbows and the abundant free energy sources at the depths of the ocean.
AUSTRALIAN DREAMTIME SURFCATS AND THEIR DOLPHIN BUDDIES™The Australian Dreamtime Surfcats™
is the story of Auzzie the Australian Dreamrider with pet Dolphin Dreaming. They teach Surfcats Cherub, Laka and Magicat the Wavereader about the secrets of riding the dreaming waves down under. They learn a new way of body surfing the songlines of the ocean waves.
"Ride the ocean to the stars,
Wish on galaxies near and far,
Be trance-formed as riders of the waves"
(the soulsurfer's chant to call in the 7 Surf Kahunas who reveal the secrets of the sea to you and me.)
I recently read "Hawaiian Surf and Dolphin Magic" by Lani E. Lowell to a small group of children in my community. Very well received, I felt that I should share this author with my extended community.
"Hawaiian Surf and Dolphin Magic" is the tale of a young girl at the awkward time between childhood and adolescence who is uprooted when her family moves to Hawaii from the mainland. The main character "Lani" learns to trust others and herself when her magical dreams come true. This book also blends fantasy with real places in Hawaii, places where some of my audience had actually been. With powerful location descriptions and universal concepts including exclusion and self-discovery, "Hawaiin Surf and Dolphin Magic" delivers readers a potent dose of fantasy and reality. Perfectly suited dreamtime material for young kids with no insult to their inherent gravitation toward the magical.
--Allyson R. Macart