Rainbow Dragon’s Emerald

The Rainbow Dragon’s Emerald

the-rainbow-dragons-emerald-cvrPublication date November 1, 2019 – for pre-orders contact ayn@infinitelightpublsihing.com

Title: The Rainbow Dragon’s Emerald / Ayn Cates Sullivan

llustrated by Belle Crow duCray.

Ages: 4+

Length: 32 pages/ 994 words.

About: This is a book for children of all ages who care about the environment and about finding solutions so that we may all thrive. It is a heroine’s journey about discovering the magic that lives in your heart.

Summary: A girl awakens in the forest surrounded by animals that are concerned about the Earth. They tell Eva that she must find the Rainbow Dragon’s Emerald otherwise the world will perish. She bravely ventures into the forest and then into a cave to find what has been lost. After meeting the Old Woman of the World (a metaphor for the Living Earth), Eva discovers what it means to love the Earth back to life.

gnome-old-womanMeet the Gnome & the Old Woman of the World who are the guardians of a deep magic!

“Ayn Cates Sullivan “Rainbow Dragon’s Emerald,” is a beautiful way to teach children and parents how to get in tune with nature and the magical gifts of love, power and integrity within. There are deep spiritual truths shared through enticing storytelling and gorgeous illustrations! This is a book to read multiple times and form a very special bond with your child”. Joanna Garzilli, award winning author of “Big Miracles: The 11 Spiritual Rules for Ultimate Success”

Joanna Garzilli


The Rainbow Dragon’s Emerald is an epic fantasy storybook for children written by Ayn Cates Sullivan, Ph.D. and illustrated by Belle Crow duCray. Eva was a gifted young girl who instinctively felt at home in the forests and woodlands. She could converse with the animals and plants she found there and knew about the healing properties of every plant, tree, and vine. Eva was asleep in the meadow one day when the animals and the water spirit, Undina, came to see her. The animals sang an ancient and magical song as she slept. White Stag and the assembled creatures believed that Eva was the one being who could find the Dragon’s missing emerald and restore harmony to the planet. When Eva awoke, Undina explained what had happened and asked for Eva’s help. Could Eva be the one who finds the missing emerald and returns it to the Rainbow Dragon?

The Rainbow Dragon’s Emerald gave me shivers as I followed Eva’s acceptance of her quest. I especially loved how the author merges modern-day concerns for the environment with the classic fantasy theme of her story. I appreciated the influence of classic fantasy visionaries like George McDonald and Hope Mirelees, and found this a story worth reading over and over. Belle Crow duCray’s colorful and lovely illustrations work so well to enhance the story and display its roots in both nature and high fantasy. Each panel is a work of art suitable for framing and hanging on a child’s wall or in a classroom. Sullivan’s choice of a young girl for the quest sends a marvelous message for young girl readers. Eva is not a princess but a quest-taker whose courage and intelligence are summoned to save the world. A perfect selection for story-time or bedtime, this book is also suitable for new readers to read on their own. The Rainbow Dragon’s Emerald is most highly recommended.

Reviewed By Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite

ISBN: 978-1-947925-00-7 (hardcover) | 978-1-947925-01-4 (ebk)

Hardcover $24.99
eBook $4.99

LCSH: Girls–Juvenile fiction. | Women heroes–Juvenile fiction. | Dragons–Juvenile fiction. | Self-esteem–Juvenile fiction. | Nature–Juvenile fiction. | Conservation of natural resources– Juvenile fiction. | Gaia hypothesis–Juvenile fiction. | Gaia (Greek deity)–Juvenile fiction. | Child environmentalists–Juvenile fiction. | Determination (Personality trait)– Juvenile fiction. | Inner Light–Juvenile fiction. | Self-acceptance–Juvenile fiction. | CYAC: Girls–Fiction. | Women heroes–Fiction. | Dragons–Fiction. | Self-esteem–Fiction. | Nature– Fiction. | Nature conservation–Fiction. | Human ecology–Fiction. | Gaia (Greek deity)– Fiction. | Environmentalists–Fiction. | Determination (Personality trait)–Fiction. | Self- acceptance–Fiction. | LCGFT: Children’s stories. | BISAC: JUVENILE FICTION / Girls & Women. | JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dragons, Unicorns & Mythical. | JUVENILE FICTION / Science & Nature / Environment. | JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General.

Classification: LCC: PZ7.S951 R35 2019 | DDC: [Fic]–dc23