Author: Shirley Cheng
Publisher: Lulu Press
The following review was contributed by: S.V. SWAMY & CLICK TO VIEW S.V. Swamy's Reviews
Dance with Your Heart is Shirley Cheng's collection of short stories
and poems, some of them written when she was in
school. Some of the stories and poems were published
in local press and won awards. While I could not
appreciate her poems much (because I am not much of a
poetry fan), I did enjoy reading her stories, which
show her very vivid imagination.
The True Leader is about the true traits of a great
leader, including kindness and courage, willingness to
sacrifice oneself for the sake of others. A doe is
portrayed as teaching the apparent leader lion, a few
lessons in real leadership.
Fancella, the Fire Goddess is a fanciful tale about
why a fire is hot, which apparently was not initially
so. Interesting to read.
Smell the Roses is a heart-warming story about the
transformation of a man by a girl dying of cancer.
There are many more stories, most of them good to
read, with some useful moral.
Shirley writes in a fluid style, though the language
gets a bit flowery at times. Those who like to escape
into a world of fantasy for a few hours by reading the
stories will like the book.
The book is well printed with an easy-to-read font. It
will be a good buy for children and parents who like
their children to read some good stories. It will also
be a good addition to libraries and schools.