Book Collection by Gabre Medhin

Mr. Rabbit Has the Blues and The Bird

From experienced educator Gabré Medhin come two stories in one book that children will find entertaining and lesson-filled…

Let your little ones experience the power of storytelling and learn valuable life lessons as well with this two-story children’s book.

Accompany Mr. Rabbit as he daydreams about flying like a bird in Mr. Rabbit Has the Blues. The Grantor of Wishes appears and gives Mr. Rabbit his wings. Mr. Rabbit then begins a journey that takes him on an adventure that is bigger than he bargained for.

Discover why several children are mysteriously drawn to a bird’s beautiful song in The Bird. They find that the song is coming from a tree; no one can see the bird. Is it really a bird? Or is it a dream?

The Lion and the Mouse 

In this Aesop fable, written in verse form, readers will meet Mousey, a fun-loving creature who enjoys a big laugh by telling jokes and playing pranks on his animal friends. Being a trickster and having fun is what he enjoys doing the most.

Follow Mousey as he carries out his plan to disturb Lion’s daily nap. When Lion discovers his nap is interrupted by a prankster, he walks away annoyed but soon finds himself in danger. Seeing that Lion is in danger, will Mousey come to Lion’s aid or will he let Lion fend for himself? Will they become friends again? Find out as this experience teaches them both a lesson they won’t forget.

About the Author:

Gabré Medhin was born and raised in Passaic, New Jersey. After graduating from high school, he attended West Virginia State University and received a Bachelor of Science degree. He later received a Master of Arts degree from Temple University. As an educator and musician, Gabré has over twenty-five years of experience utilizing music and the creative arts to help young people realize their potential.

Gabré Medhin is a certified music therapist who has conducted numerous music therapy workshops for children and adults throughout the Pennsylvania and New Jersey area. He is known for blending musical performance with storytelling as a means to motivate and expand reading and literacy among school-age children. He has traveled extensively to Asia, East and West Africa, the Caribbean, and Central America where he studied music and cultural traditions, ancient ways of wisdom, and healing. His experience with music, the martial arts, storytelling, world culture, and yoga have evolved into a unique approach toward music therapy and the healing arts. In 2004, Gabré founded Music Therapy and the Healing Arts, located in Philadelphia, PA. It is an educational and healing arts institute oriented toward personal self-development, the uplifting of humanity, and the principles of world peace.

Vietnam veteran and poet, Medhin is an accomplished pianist who performs various genres which include classical, jazz, show tunes, folk tunes, blues, rhythm and blues, and spirituals. He is the author of Mr. Rabbit Has the Blues and The Bird – Two Short Stories (2011) and The Lion and the Mouse (2011).

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