A Black Mamo’s Story

May 5, 2009By PaulChildren's books 2 Comments

FOR MILLIONS OF YEARS, life was sweet for us black mamos. We lived like everyone else on Hawaii, taking it easy, hanging loose. We did what we had evolved to do: sip sweet nectar from curved, tubular and very abundant Lobelia flowers with our sickle-shaped bills. We weren’t pretty, but that was fine with us. … Read More

Mr. Goethe’s Garden

April 20, 2009By PaulChildren's books 1 Comment

“To know someone here and there who thinks and feels with us, and though distant, is close to us in spirit–this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.” —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe By Diana Cohn illustrated by Paul Mirocha published by Bell Pond Books, a division of Steiner Books “Mr. Goethe, how did you … Read More

The Bee Tree

March 30, 2009By PaulChildren's books No Comments

For almost a decade, Tucson desert dwellers Paul Mirocha and Steve Buchmann, along with co-author, Diana Cohn from Sausalito, CA, have been traveling to the Malaysian rain forest, half a world away, to work on The Bee Tree, a new children’s picture book, featuring paintings by Paul Mirocha, published by Cinco Puntos Press in April … Read More