An Orange for You: A Child's Book of Awareness

An Orange for You: A Child's Book of Awareness

by Mark W. McGinnis


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"An Orange for You" is designed to help a child to develop a sense of awareness. Awareness, presence, mindfulness, and stillness are qualities that improve and heighten our life from the first steps to the final breath. They are abilities best taught by frequent examples of awareness -- by drawing the child's attention to their sensory perceptions and allowing them to experience freely. This book also attempts to raise the child's awareness of where their food comes from and the many people involved in the process.

This book is inspired by the classic story of the Buddha teaching mindfulness to village children using tangerines. The book may be read to the child using the illustrations to convey the experience of the orange, or it may read be to the child as the child observes and handles an actual orange, or it may be recalled to the child the next time the child eats an orange.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781481924016
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/11/2013
Pages: 30
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.08(d)

About the Author

Mark W. McGinnis is an artist and writer. He was a professor of art for 30 years at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

He now resides in Boise, Idaho and his primary media are acrylic, black ink, and watercolor. His interdisciplinary approach to art in the past has included paintings, artist's books, sculpture, printmaking, installation, video, performance, essays, and interviews. The research orientation of his work has led to series and projects of exploration and inquiry on a range of subjects including science and philosophy, literature of India and Japan, religion, economics, foreign policy, nuclear weaponry, American Indian history, and explorers of the "New World." His projects have been featured in over 120 solo exhibitions nationwide.

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