New York, NY, September 02, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- World renowned, grandmaster martial artist Hanshi Stephen Kaufman has recently released his first children's chapter book, "Cherry Blossoms for Children - Life Lessons to Grow By," a collection of tales revolving around the teachings of Mokubei (Mo-coo-bay), a wise man, and the everyday life experiences he encounters with his young friend, Tomo-san, with a Far Eastern flavor. Along with various characters in the collection, the tales are told with wit and humor, each illustrating a life lesson through thirty-four scenarios that address and sustain relevance for today’s global youth through multi-cultural understanding. Each story ends with a moral to illuminate the message being taught.
The book is intended for young people of elementary school age, who may have the stories read to them by a parent, guardian, or teacher, and children who are able to read on their own.
Many years of teaching experience with the New York City Board of Education as a teacher for special education has given the author an exceptional ability to communicate with young people of many cultural backgrounds.
The author is best know for his philosophical interpretive works, such as Miyamoto Musashi's Book of Five Rings, Sun Tzu's Art of War, The Shogun's Scroll, and The Way of the Modern Warrior, among many other titles.
Visit his homepage at http://www.hanshi.com