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Oscar’s Odyssey-bookcover

By: Lyndy Marais

Oscar’s Odyssey

Pages: 68 Ratings: 5.0
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Now more than ever, children need tools to help build the resilience and self-confidence necessary to cope with our ever-changing world.

Join seven-year-old Oscar, a likable, relatable, and honest character, as he enjoys an adventure-filled odyssey, learning important life lessons on the way. Come along on his journey as he visits the aquarium, deals with a bully, rides a horse for the first time and hunts for Grandma’s missing llama.

During weekly visits with his wise Grandma, they discuss, explore, and find practical answers to some of the challenges he is facing growing up. Through heart-to-heart conversation, Grandma shares the importance of showing gratitude and kindness, and helps him acquire the skills necessary to cope when faced with difficult circumstances. In so doing, she helps Oscar discover helpful tools to store in his toolbox of life.

These interactive stories are written to make suggestions, invite investigation, and encourage discussion.


Lyndy Marais was born in Zimbabwe and raised in South Africa, where she studied education, majoring in English and drama. She taught in primary schools for more than 20 years. Lyndy has four children and four grandchildren with her husband, Richard. She attended several counselling and parenting courses, which in part provided the inspiration for her writing. Lyndy currently lives in a coastal suburb in Sydney with her husband, making frequent visits to her daughters and grandchildren in New Zealand.

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  • Richard Woock

    As a parent of a small mob, I read several parenting books that left me feeling either inadequate or guilty – but Oscar and his relatable relationship with his dear Grandma rise above the genre. It is a warm-hearted, beautifully written, and totally relatable read that I’m sure will bring parents and their young ones together on important life lessons, early on and not just when they encounter life’s headwinds. When selecting books for my children, I noticed so much content today has young ones trying to relate to make believe characters. Oscar reminded me of our wonderful Grandma’s (and Grand Dad’s), real people and relationships. Who can turn down an opportunity to give their children a head start with their own toolbox of lessons for life – they may even pay it forward. Highly recommended!

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