What is the story behind the Golden Seed?
My daughter was going through a life-threatening situation, I had a first-grade concert to plan and prepare, and I had neither the stamina nor the strength to do it. I needed motivation that might help me see beyond that difficulty. I decided to dedicate the concert to my daughter, so I started brainstorming about my daughter’s traits and underlying values.
She is a dreamer, a singer, a dancer, and has always been brave and dauntless. I had 5 first-grade classes! Bingo! This was going to be a real-life story turned into a musical experience. I had the idea, the character, the conflict, and this is how the story began.
Mía, the main character, is at the same time Dream-Catcher, Brave Heart, Dancing Warrior, Sparkly Singer, and Strong Soul. She dreamed about a golden seed that was going to give her the power to see the invisible. She asked her best friends for help. She was determined to find it. She climbed the hardest mountains, went through dark caves, and stormy oceans, and at the end, she was singing and dancing again. She was blooming like the Guayacán trees. An old Ecuadorian legend says that Guayacán trees were gigantic trees covered with gold from the roots to their flowers and that not even the strongest storms could destroy them.
Children and adults may experience challenging circumstances. This book reflects on the fact that each one of us has a golden seed inside of us. We need to find it and have the power to see the good in life in spite of the difficulties.
My dream is that my writing may help many children who go through challenging circumstances at such a young age and still are so valiant and courageous. Heroes that, even though their childhood may be interrupted by unexpected events, are always ready to flourish and smile at life. Heroes that have a golden heart capable of sheltering and illuminating not just their mothers’ path or caregivers, but also the path of all the people around them.
This purchase includes 2 PDF versions of the book (English and Spanish), 2 links to interactive flipbooks (English and Spanish) and audio tracks by:
Fernando Muñoz (recording on page 12)
Kate Bright (final recording)