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The origins of this book go back to 1989 when my daughter was about to celebrate the 1st anniversary of her arrival in Canada, which we called her "Homecoming." I wanted to give her a children's picture book on the subject of adoption, but I could not find a single one in any of our bookstores or libraries. I decided to write my own book and that was the beginning of Nisha's Story. Nisha's Story follows my daughter's first year in Canada. It begins with her arrival in the spring as a frightened 14 month old, and then progresses through the seasons. Slowly she becomes more comfortable with her new family, and slowly her health improves. The book finishes with the realization that there has been true bonding between the mother and child, and that a deep love and attachment has grown between them. Although the book was originally written for a two year old, it has been proudly presented to all of my daughter's teachers, childhood friends, and to every new person who entered her life. Many people were moved to tears when they read it, and I began to realize the universal appeal and powerful affect the book had over people of all ages. Children hear the story on one level, but adults read between the lines. There are no gruesome details on the effects of severe malnutrition and protein deficiency, but the pictures trace the physical, social and emotional progress made by a child eating good food and living in a loving home. The brittle orange hair gives way to shiny, dark curls just as the fear gives way to laughter and song. Everyone learns that love has the power to heal broken hearts in moms, dads, and kids alike. No matter how rough the start, every child has the potential tobe a loving, joyful family member, with no limit to what they are capable of achieving. When you purchase this book, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you were personally responsible for helping a Nepali child living in poverty. 100% of all profits from the sale of this book will be used for Charities in Nepal, including Serve Nepal and World Accord. Each book is also accompanied by a music CD. It contains one lullaby, Nisha's Song.