In Murielle Bourdon’s ‘SAMI THE MAGIC BEAR - No To Bullying!’, Sami comes to the aid of a young boy who is suffering the harsh effects of bullying at his school. Through a story that is entertaining, uplifting yet inherently serious, young readers will not only learn how to spot bullying and its social, physical and mental detriments – but also find the empowerment they need to avoid becoming one of the statistics.
Saint-Hubert, QC -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/09/2015 -- There's no way to sugarcoat it, bullying has become a fierce epidemic in modern schools and turns the lives of millions of children into a misery. Most victims find it hard to speak out and, acutely aware of young minds and their thirst for stories, one Canadian author has chosen a novel way to reach out to them.
'No to Bullying' is the latest volume in Murielle Bourdon's 'Sami the Magic Bear' series. The volume's premise is bold and clear-cut: to teach children what bullying really is, how it can plight their lives and what they can do to help friends who may be suffering.
SAMI, the magical teddy bear comes to the aid of children who feel alone and who are facing troubling events that occur in the course of their lives. Today, SAMI intervenes in the life of Thomas facing ridicule and bullying and offers him support and helps him to get through these difficult times.
"The story's bottom line is a powerful moral of friendship, love and support; forces that can transcend bullying and bring any child's life back on track," explains the author. "It is vital that children learn to recognize the social, physical and psychological effect that are part and parcel of bullying. Preaching directly to children doesn't work, so I opted for an enchanting story with a happy ending!"
Continuing, "I'm now dedicated to writing and illustrating children's books, a far cry from the decade and a half I spent as a secretary. After going back to school as an adult, I've turned my career around into not only something I'm passionate about, but something that I know can change the lives of children around the world."
Bourdon's work is so popular that she has had it translated into over half a dozen world languages.
"It's important that this message is spread as far and wide as possible, as there's global demand to fight the currently bullying problem. To that end, my work has been translated and published in French, English, Spanish, Italian, German, Portugese, Hindi, Japanese and Polish. More languages are in the pipeline, because this book has boundless potential," she adds.
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About Murielle Bourdon
Murielle Bourdon was born in Longueuil, in the province of Quebec in Canada. She is mother of three young adults.
Since her early childhood she developed a passion for reading, writing short stories and poems, including drawing. Secretary for more than 15 years, she decided in 1996 to change her careers towards creativity and what fascinates her: art and writing.
She returned to school and received a bachelor degree in graphic design. In 17 years, her remarkable artistry creates outstanding achievement for a variety of customers.
At the beginning of 2014 Murielle decides to realize a dream which she secretly had harbored since her young age, and devotes herself to writing and illustration.
By creating a collection of children's books, she wants to share the real and imaginary world which is in her, with young readers.