by Isabel Pin (North-South Books Zurich Switzerland 2001)
peace with ourselves-peace with each other-peace with the environment
highly recommended but unavailable - maybe a copy in your local library
This delightful story for all ages to enjoy and share together contains many peace-building elements and explores our understandings about difference and how we can solve problems peacefully:
The Scarabs and the Chafers were two tribes that never ever crossed each other's borders. But on one particular day something that fell out of the sky landed right in the middle of the border that divided their regions. The two tribes' ability to remain peaceful began being tested. Unfortunately they prepared for war as each tribe wanted to own the thing.
In the meantime, though, this strange thing that fell out of the sky, transformed into a beautiful cherry tree and its branches spread over both their lands. Both tribes realised they could SHARE its beauty and its fruit forever.
The happy ending in this story certainly does
involve everyone winning.
War was avoided.
The two tribes learned to share.
Everyone lived in peace and harmony.
Critical questions to explore with children
Creative questions to explore with children
© Teaching and Learning for Peace Foundation February 2005