“The folktales of Ari Ara’s world prove that waging peace is more exciting than waging war!”
These stories will make your heart sing! In a series of clever and creative escapades, the legendary folkhero Alaren rallies thousands of people to take bold and courageous action for peace. Weaving new epic tales from real-life inspirations, author Rivera Sun brings a new kind of hero to life. Get ready to be inspired . . . and to share the joy with others! The Adventures of Alaren offers perfect stories to teach peace at home, conflict resolution in the classroom, and nonviolence in faith and peace centers. Each fictional folktale includes a footnote on the real-life inspiration and discussion questions for classrooms and small groups. For readers of all ages, The Adventures of Alaren warms hearts, opens minds, and gives us ideas for waging peace!
“Kids, parents, and teachers will love the adventures and escapades of this creative and clever peacebuilder! Add The Adventures of Alaren to your library today!”
“What wonderful stories to share with my class of sixth and seventh graders. Right now, we are listening to Ari Ara’s adventures and creating skits from The Adventures of Alaren as part of literature class. Important and hopeful new stories!” – Scott Springer, Class Teacher, The Bay School
“To read the tales of Alaren is to be opened to a world of creative solutions to seemingly insurmountable challenges. Each tale is inspired by a successful nonviolent action in real life, reminding us of what’s possible when we are committed to nonviolence and willing to be bold and brave in our actions.” – Leah Boyd
“Because Rivera Sun is committed to nonviolence, her characters, plots, and language exhibit so much originality! Her books have changed the way I view media: fun and creative alternatives exist to repetitive violent scripts — and not just for fictional characters! I feel more optimistic about how we can engage our shared world.” – Caitlin Waddick
“Rivera Sun’s books provide an entertaining and adventuresome window to nonviolence.” – Manny Hotchkiss and Mary Ryan-Hotchkiss