Little Rock with a Big Dream
These kawaii cute notecards are great for writing letters to loved ones. The design is from my original story, "Maka and the Impossible."
The notecards have a dreamer's theme. Send some inspiration, and visit my cafepress gift shop today:
Thank you, Measina Treasures of Samoa, for continuing to support me as a Samoan author!
"Maka and the Impossible" is the first children story that I ever self-published.
I remember writing original stories in elementary school, and teachers used to tell my mom that she should publish them. I wonder whatever happened to those stories? My family moved a lot because my parents bought and rented homes. So maybe my childhood stories got lost in the shuffle.
As a first-generation American, I was put on a path toward higher education and linear studies. My dad is from American Samoa, and my mom is from the Kingdom of Tonga. Their American dream was for me to travel beyond our family's accomplishments and travel beyond our community's circumstances.
Prior to drafting this children story, I graduated from University of Hawai'i as a first-generation college graduate in my immediate family. Reflecting on this milestone, I visualized this parable of a little rock with a big dream.
A little rock that grew up in a village of other rocks. That had a dream to travel up a hill. With no mobility, how could this dream come true? Find out for yourself, and read my story!
Digital book available at Measina Treasures of Samoa:
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Printed book available at Amazon:
"Maka and the Impossible" is my original children story.
Do you want to read the book?
Printed version is available on Amazon:
PDF version is available directly through the artist (me):
1. Send an email with a request for "Maka and the Impossible."
2. After I receive payment, I will email you the PDF with receipt.
"The Offputting Duckling" is my original children story.
Do you want to read the book?
Printed version is available on Lulu:
PDF version is available directly through the artist (me).
1. Send an email with a request for "The Offputting Duckling."
2. After I receive payment, I'll email you the PDF with receipt.
These printable bookmarks are cool gifts for kids, or the kid in you!
Fun because the bookmarks are crafty and thought-provoking..
Instructions: print, fold, and paste.
On the left side, you'll find the children story.
On the right side, you'll find the front of your bookmark. You can write answers to the question, and keep the bookmark for reflection.
Available for sale in my Etsy Shop:
Quirky Griffin no. 2 pencil stylus is a must for fun office supplies. Looks good on your desk, and works well for touchscreens. Infuse old school into the new day with this class pencil stylus.
Available for sale in my eBay shop.
$15 + free shipping (domestic).
Break out the crayons! Time to color in the original story of "Maka and the Impossible." (The book was published in 2010, and again in 2011.)
In this one-page PDF, you and the kids can follow Maka's adventures. He's a little rock who dared to dream. What was that dream? How did he overcome the impossible? Learn about his story, and color in the small pictures. You can print this in color, or in black and white. The crayons will do the rest :-)
This digital download is available for only $2 in my Etsy shop.
If you want to purchase directly from me, then send an Email. I can collect payment via paypal or cashapp, and then email you the PDF with invoice. Thank you!
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Art/Stories by Ruby,