Aroha and her best friend Lucky the dog take you on a quest to help struggling animals in a New Zealand forest, then realise they themselves are lost.
Why the names Aroha and Lucky?
Aroha by definition, means love and the book’s main character, has love and compassion for New Zealand creatures, the land, and the sea. She also has a strong connection to her family.
Aroha is the name of one of my cousins. Her grandfather was a major influence in providing direction on my quest to research our whakapapa (ancestry). Sadly, he passed away two months after I arrived home in New Zealand. He adored his grandchildren, so to have this connection has great meaning.
In addition, Aroha’s uncle Watene, has translated the first story into Te Reo Māori .
Lucky the dog, is named after my childhood great dane (although Lucky in the story is not quite this BIG!)
The stories teach core values such as; respect; love; kindness; sharing; helping; giving; learning; life skills and family values.
I am looking forward to sharing these with you.