March Bracken has written an inspiring story for children, their parents and grandparents - that encourages love, patience and the assertion of one’s spirit. Olive and the Flower Children is a beautifully written ode to the enduring power of unconditional love that grandparents and grandchildren have for each other.
Marc St. Camille, Life Coach, and a loving uncle of many nieces and nephews who love their grandparents.
In Olive and the Flower Children, March addresses a topic seldom, if ever seen in children’s literature. The story highlights the ties that bind generations, even when that tie of the heart is interrupted by a parental generation. The ties between a child and a grandparent are strong if left to flower in love. That unbroken bond of love is seen through Olive’s eye, a child empowered to champion the connection to her beloved grandmother, “Marchie” despite all obstacles.
The author has the rare gift of never being terminally adult, allowing her to be filled with the wonder of a child. That is what makes this story one told with the wisdom and simplicity of a child, a child full of love.
Barbe Creagh, PhD, LCSW, FAMI is a transpersonal psychologist in private practice. Her years of professional work in hospice and end of life care have been teachers about the “ties that bind generations in love.”