Tarra Light has written a very sweet story about three cats and their human family. This story will capture the attention of young readers and entice them into a world where highly intelligent animals communicate with humans, guide them on their adventures, and help them learn important life lessons. The story carries multiple levels of meaning, and can be appreciated by children of any age, from 4 to 94.
"The Princess of Freedom is an enchanting, delightful story for children, as well as the young at heart. It is beautifully told, with poetry and lovely pictures interspersed. The message of the book is deeply spiritual, while remaining light and fun. I would urge anyone who loves animals and wants spiritual nourishment to read this sweet book."
Tarra Light has crafted a story that speaks with wisdom and authority about personal challenges and the power of the awakened heart to overcome anything.
“The Princess of Freedom weaves profound life lessons into a wholesome and delightful tale. From a teacher’s perspective, I see it as literature to stimulate the imagination and creativity of a child. With the proliferation of violence in our society and hard-core social issues given considerable prominence in our schools, it is refreshing to find literature with such a level of innocence carrying so powerful a message.”
“The Princess of Freedom by Tarra Light is a delightful, inspiring fable for both children and adults. Using the close interchange between Kriya, a typical woman, and her three intelligent, self-aware cats, the story deals poignantly with anger, insecurity, and the need to embrace healing for our world. Kriya and her husband, Tom, adopt a young cat named Tykee the Tiger, and bring him to join their two other cats—Mirabel and Princess. Each cat represents elements of wisdom that Kriya, like all humans, needs to learn to embrace. But Princess is most central to the story. When Kriya receives a hurtful letter from her father, who she has not been close to for years, she is hurled into a journey of self-discovery and letting go in which Princess plays the role of her guide.
“The Princess of Freedom is an enchanting read and a rare find--a story that truly can appeal to all ages at all phases of understanding. Beneath a simple, elegant narrative lurks the calming peace of human emotion against the backdrop of nature, with adorable animal characters that kids will love, and character situations that resonate on the deepest levels with adults. Kriya’s quest to explore nature and learn from animals holds deep truths for people striving to overcome hurt and gain their own identity. The world Tarra Light creates is our world painted in mystical, serene hues that hold instant reality as well as a soaring philosophy that every animal has a special place and purpose….For all the dreamers you may know and for all those still afraid to dream—this is a book to read.”
"Through creative storytelling, Tarra teaches the core fundamentals every child needs to build a healthy foundation of values in a way that is playful, spirited, and adventurous. As a trauma therapist who uses EMDR with children and adults, I believe this book can help my clients identify and heal the wounds of their own childhood trauma."