Jacqueline J. Edgington, author
When life becomes too difficult to understand, nine-year-old Jack awakens one night to see a most extraordinary creature called Petucan who has come to his rescue. He is swept into the magical realm of Dhyāna Land where he sets out on a quest to find the mysterious and immortal Satya. With the help of exotic and memorable characters, his adventure begins. As the real and imagined begin to merge, Jack boards the Mindless Express where his journey brings him face-to-face with his worst nightmare: Ethos the Giant Ogre. He discovers his power and fights a heroic battle to save himself and his friends. Curiosity and wonder blend in this enchanting fast-paced adventure, capturing the imagination and hearts of children and adults alike. Happy Jack portrays the pains of abandonment and growing up in a children’s home. Styled as a children’s book, philosophical ponderings are woven throughout Jack’s adventure. This emotional and thought-provoking story conveys the challenges of survival when worlds turn upside down. Experienced first-hand by the author, this inspiring adult allegory is a search for courage, acceptance, forgiveness and inner peace.