Emily France

Stories with a mindful twist.

 

Author of KRIT DREAMS OF DRAGON FRUIT

and 

ZEN AND GONE (a Washington Post Best Book for Young Readers

 SIGNS OF YOU (an Apple iBooks Best of the Month).

Praise for

KRIT DREAMS OF DRAGRON FRUIT

A beautifully illustrated, Zen-inspired picture book for children ages 4-8 about moving to a new home, making friends, and finding beauty wherever you are.

"A helpful new slant on an old theme." - Booklist

"A welcome modern tale of immigration with a Thai protagonist." - Kirkus Reviews

Praise for

ZEN AND GONE

Washington Post Best Book for Young Readers

"This is a beautiful, gentle, contemplative story certain to both fascinate and educate readers about a new way of encountering the world and all the challenges within it."

Publishers Weekly starred review

 "ZEN AND GONE reminds us that we are all connected, we all matter, and we are all loved. By lifting up others, we lift up ourselves." 
New York Times bestselling author Lauren Myracle

Praise for

SIGNS OF YOU

an Apple iBooks Best Book of the Month

"Kudos to France . . . . The Sixth Sense meets The Da Vinci Code for teen readers." 

—Kirkus Reviews

"An inventive concept—part mystery, part supernatural, part spiritual meditation . . ." 

—Booklist

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Emily France is a critically acclaimed  author of Zen-inspired children's literature. Her latest release, written with Natalie Becher, is KRIT DREAMS OF DRAGON FRUIT - the story of a boy who uses a cryptic Zen lesson to feel at home wherever he is. Emily is also the author of ZEN AND GONE, a Washington Post Best Book for Young Adultsand SIGNS OF YOU, an Apple iBooks Best of the MonthEmily graduated from Brown University and also holds an MFA  and a JD. Her Zen practice is the taproot of her inspiration. Contact her or sign up for her mailing list through the forms below. 

 

KRIT DREAMS OF DRAGON FRUIT

A beautifully illustrated, Zen-inspired picture book for children ages 4-8 about moving to a new home, making friends, and finding beauty wherever you are.

Krit and his dog, Mu, love their beautiful home in Thailand--full of golden temples, colorful mountainsides, and endless adventures. Everything seems perfect until Krit's mother announces they will be moving to the frigid city of Chicago. At first, Krit tries to adjust to this unfamiliar place, but he can't do any of the things he used to love. Missing Thailand, Krit asks his mother to tell him a story about home. But instead of a story, she gives Krit a koan--a Zen riddle--to puzzle through. Krit wonders what the story about a blade of grass and Buddha's smile have to do with home, but in solving the puzzle, Krit meets a new friend and learns that home is wherever he makes it.

 

RECENT BOOKS

 

ZEN AND GONE

Washington Post Best Book for Young Readers

 

Out now in hardcover, paperback, and audiobook.

Bringing together mindfulness and mystery, Emily France mines her home state of Colorado in a novel of a teen girl's harrowing search for her missing younger sister—and her own search for self.

KRIT DREAMS OF DRAGON FRUIT

"A helpful new slant on an old theme." -Booklist

 

"A welcome modern tale of immigration with a Thai protagonist." - Kirkus Reviews

A beautifully illustrated, Zen-inspired picture book for children ages 4-8 about moving to a new home, making friends, and finding beauty wherever you are.

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