King Ire’s Last War: The Book of Peace

Peace may sound simple - one beautiful word - but it requires everything we have, every quality, every strength, every dream, every high ideal. ~ Yehudi Menuhin
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About the Book

How can we create a peaceful world — peaceful in a way where people have smiles on their faces and songs in their hearts? King Ire’s Last War, a contemporary fable, shows a way. For parents and educators the story could be an engaging conversation starter towards cultivating social and emotional learning among children.   Read MoreLess

Who is King Ire?

King Ire is an idea — a state of mind — a malignant force that turns humans into monsters. An ever present danger in our everyday lives, he confronts us behind the face of a bully on the playground, a mean boss at a workplace, a tyrant power monger exploiting people, or a militant shooter taking aim at innocent lives.   Read MoreLess

Discussion Tips

Classroom Discussion Plan: Part 1

Fables evoke big questions, and the story of King Ire’s Last War is no exception. Rich with ideas and symbolic imagery, the book elicits meaningful conversations about the nature of aggression and compassion. When planning a discussion about the story and its morals, feel free to use the ideas below. If you would like to share questions or comments that come up during the discussions, please submit them at   Read MoreLess

Creator’s Note

Dear Reader,

Instead of using this space to state my degrees and experience, I’d like to tell you why I created King Ire’s Last War. Ironically, the book is released on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq war. Happenstance or a quirk of the universe? I'm not sure!

Ever since I was a child, I loved seeing people happy. I liked when they smiled, and I worried when they scowled. I was drawn to creative spirits and repulsed by combative ones. I was inspired by acts of compassion and dismayed by callous destruction.   Read MoreLess

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