"Grandmother Moon will guide Sir Roy G. Biv on a journey of wonder and creativity."

Roy G. Biv lives in a darkened house, keeping the shades drawn, avoiding light and nature as he struggles with depression. One night at the full moon, Grandmother Moon approaches, asking him to explore the interconnected realms of color, light, yoga, and feelings. Each month she offers lessons regarding the basic colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. Though skeptical at first, Roy begins to add more color to his life, opening his windows and mind to new light and experience. Grandmother Moon gives him knowledge of chakras and aromatic herbs and their special powers. Then she leaves but returns to visit when Roy, now with his wife, Julianne (a nursing student), are both happy to assist Grandmother Moon in her latest project: a quest for a deeper understanding of ADHD (Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder), which afflicts an ever-growing number of children in the U.S. and is almost always treated with Ritalin, an addictive drug with notable side effects. Together, they determine that such ancient healing methods as head massage and aromatherapy would provide far more effective and less invasive treatment for ADHD.

Author and award-winning nurse Young presents these twin stories in an unusual format—two books in one volume, with a separate cover for each. She provides ample historical data and further resources for adult readers while keeping her text accessible for younger readers with active minds and interest in color therapy, yoga, and naturopathic healing. She interestingly relates that Einstein “viewed man as an energy being,” promoted “vibrational medicine,” and had many ADHD traits himself. Drawing fairly from many sources, including Eastern Ayurvedic healing and modern, Western medical practice, Grandmother Moon’s zeal for discovery seems certain to warrant further stories with more opportunities for Young’s readers to learn and apply her cosmic findings.

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