Review by Pacific Book Reviews

In portraying an alternative view of creation, author Anne Hunter Logue tells a story about the Sun being the all-important life-giving force to the Earth in her book, appropriately titled, “The Story of the Sun”.

Yes, God created the Sun, but the rays of light then created man; half of the time that is.  The other half is when man would rest.  Having the two sides of the Sun, man also found the dichotomy in life of good and evil.  The Sun being round, gave man the concept of the wheel and hence travel, opening up many parts of the world.  With new things, man grew less dependent on the Sun.  Some men lived by a river, building houses from trees.  As more men built more houses the trees began to disappear.  Man was using up the resources of the Earth too fast and selfishly, offsetting the balance of nature.  By observing birds flying, man learned they needed to change their ways before it was too late.  Man needed to become one with the Sun in order to be happy.

We are told at the end of the book a bit about the author, learning about the challenges she had in her life, and in the lives of her family members.  She became a student and teacher of holistic approaches to solving issues in life.  This underlying philosophy is conveyed in a subtle way within the text of her book.  Granted readers do not learn this until after they read the book, but looking back, when re-reading this story, it became evident her wisdom was bringing more than what is seen by the galley text and images into the reality of what is occurring between the covers of this book.  This makes it ideal as a bedtime story, to be read over and over to children, as they too will pick up on this subliminal messaging.

Such a theme is ideal for youngsters being sent off to dreamland during the half of the day when the Sun is away.  The story is embellished with crayon drawings offering just the right amount of imagery to carry forth the theme of the book.  The Sun, appearing on all pages, brightens up the book as if there is a light on over the words and illustrations.  With an illustration on the last page so beautiful it is worthy of framing, “The Story of the Sun” ends with this inspiring picture representing the wisdom and intrigue of how the Sun does its magnificent magic.