Olive and the Boy whose Heart was Bigger than His Whole Body
About the Book
This is a story of a child who has an observing eye and a kind heart. He gives much to others, and his aware parents support his loving nature. They also help him set boundaries, so he doesn’t give away too much.
Olive and the Boy whose Heart was Bigger than His Whole Body is a powerful story of Malcolm, a boy who expresses unconditional kindness, empathy, and courage. Olive and the Boy whose Heart was Bigger than his Whole Body is ideal for lessons in the classroom and for every day. Parents will enjoy sharing this story with their entire family.
—Claudia Moreno-Nunez, Chicago Educator, parent, and Learning Behavior Specialist.
Olive and the Boy whose Heart was Bigger than His Whole Body is a beautiful tale of empathy and human kindness. It tenderly reveals a child’s capacity to witness and to share selflessly in a world in which we are taught otherwise. This book is a heart-expanding read for the untamed child in all of us.
—Susan Rae, Certified Yin Yoga teacher, teaches at The Salt Cave in Santa Barbara, the largest Himalayan salt cave in North America, and at retreats around the world.
About the Author
Marchie Bracken is a social worker and poet living in Chicago; she has also done hospice social work. She is a mother and a grandmother, and her sons and grandchildren inspire her writing.
Jordan Nicole Kelley is a young, free-spirited artist from Nashville, Tennessee. She enjoys all kinds of art, but her main focus is illustrations of people and animals from different locations. Currently she is attending college to become an illustrator.