Asha and the Spiritz is my first illustrated novel for young and old alike. It's a 352 pages book with 42 full color illustrations, and it has its own little original soundtrack inspired by the book.
"All one needs is one star, just one star in the entire sky to call their own, to always remember what it is they're reaching for." - Naani.
Asha and the Spiritz : A Story of Hope, Courage and Karma
What if someone told you that no matter what, no matter when, no matter where, you are not alone? That whatever you do, think, or say, someone is right there beside you, seeing and hearing it all? What if they could send you help at any time of the day? What if they could put obstacles in your way?
A long time ago, in India, a young girl discovered this incredible truth and her life changed forever.
A young girl’s journey of discovery through India, to unveil the mysterious powers that regulate the mind and the heart. An illustrated novel for young and old alike, Asha and the Spiritz is a quest navigating through faith and doubt, luck and destiny, reincarnation and other infinite possibilities. A fantastic tale of hope, courage and karma.
Visit ashaandthespiritz.com to read the first chapters and to learn more.
The story behind the story:
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
☆☆☆☆☆ Amazing book. I can't say enough positive things about it.
My 6 year old daughter (who has a voracious appetite for books) and I read this book together. We absolutely LOVED it -- and found it harder and harder to put it down as the book progressed. The writing is incredible, the pictures are breathtakingly beautiful (I only wish there were more of them), and the story was pure magic. There were SOOO many valuable lessons in this story. While my daughter is too young to read the book by herself (there are a lot of words that she didn't know), she loved reading the book with me every night. We found that we took a lot of the ideas and concepts from the book (e.g. creating good and bad spirits based on our thoughts) and talked about how they applied to our lives. I really can't say enough about this book. I think it is a great story for children and teenagers but equally fantastic for adults. When this book is available in a non-Kindle format, I hope to be the first one to buy one (not just for my house for also for my children's school). LOVE this book. It was just incredible.
PS. Here is my daughter's review verbatim: "Reading the book was amazing. I love, love, love, love this book. If you have a child, you might want to read it to them too. The book was about hope and love and about a girl named Asha having her mother get sick and how Asha and her friends Satya and Abhi save her mother. Those three characters all are very brave in their journey to the sea. The journey was very hard. "
– Jillsuz, Amazon.com
☆☆☆☆☆ But what a pleasant surprise when she came up with this wonderful story. Well-written and engaging read
Ever since I stumble upon her blog, I was anxiously awaiting for Cheyan to come up with a book, mostly for her illustrations. But what a pleasant surprise when she came up with this wonderful story. Well-written and engaging read, as well as beautifully illustrated, Cheyan explains the very basic principle of human cohexistence: that all things that happen to you you bring onto yourself, both good and bad. This book is a reflection of the exceptional human being the author is, with an incredible vision on life, a compassionate heart, and a genuine concern for the upbringing of the next generation of humans. A must read for everybody, regardless of their age!
– Alex Moskowitz, Amazon.com
☆☆☆☆☆ This book is AMAZING!!
This book is AMAZING!!! Both my tween (11) daughter and I have read it and we enjoyed it immensely. It is well written, captivating, the story flows beautifully – and the imagery and symbolism are beautiful also. The fight between good and evil is intense – as is the battle to have faith in oneself and to follow your dreams – and to have faith in others, that there is good deep inside. My daughter has taken to referring to the Spiritz and we use it as a discussion tool for reviewing actions and emotions – even sharing it with my younger children, they enjoy the idea of ‘good/ spiritz protecting you.
Honestly one of the best books I have read lately – refreshingly original and beautifully told. One of our favs.
– Natasha, Amazon.com
☆☆☆☆☆ A MUST read!
This is the most adorable story of enlightenment. I laughed, I cried, I learned. My daughter who is 8 years old was really able to get an understanding of Spiritz and self-empowerment via Asha. The way we manifest is described in a creative way for any age to understand and learn from this little girls journey as fictional as it may be..or is it? I resonated with so many things in my real life through this story, it is filled with encouragement & self-realization.
– T.M.Miller, Amazon.com
This book took me on an amazing journey with a strong, brave little girl, and her friends! A wonderful book, and a definate must read!
– Lena J., Amazon.com
☆☆☆☆☆ Wonderful book for all ages!
I received a copy of this book for review and I’m so happy that I did! Asha and the Spiritz is such a gem of a story! Asha’s journey with her best friend Satya and animal pal Atal takes you on a rollercoaster of sadness, love, fear and inspiration. I’ve even found myself looking at people, trying to figure out what Spiritz surround them. The illustrations are gorgeous and would look amazing as artwork in a child’s room. I can’t recommend this book enough!
– tai, Amazon.com
☆☆☆☆☆ A delightful must read for everyone!
Asha and the Spiritz is a stunning novel that anyone will love and enjoy. The story is absolutely captivating and you will instantly want to follow Asha and her friends on their journey. This story is inspiring, encouraging, and extremely full of love! If you’re looking for a great read that will impact your life and motivate you to follow your dreams and have a positive attitude, look no further!
– T. K., Amazon.com
☆☆☆☆☆ Take a Journey
A very beautifully crafted piece that you will want to read again and again. It is certain to tickle any child or adult (who is a kid at heart). Learn how to follow your dreams, believe and perservere. I love it and I’m sure you will too!
P.s. I can’t even begin to describe how cute and whimsical elements in this book are. Trust me you won’t regret!!!
– Asia Baker, Amazon.com
☆☆☆☆☆ Just beautiful
This book was beautiful written and and beautifully illustrated. It’s something that’s going to stay with me for a long time. It also straddles the line between a children’s book, a comic, and an adult novel. I would feel as comfortable reading this to my niece as I felt reading it on my own. I really did love it.
– Princess Jones, Amazon.com