In her new book, Calla Lily and Rose the Watering Can, author Sofija Zlatanova teaches children to believe in themselves and the power of kindness, even when they face obstacles. Calla Lilly and Rose the Watering Can is a tale of sadness and redemption, showing how immediate kindness and strong faith can transform a person’s life.
In the story, a girl flower named Calla Lilly is blessed with great beauty, which becomes her greatest sorrow when other children pick her leaves or use her petals to make perfume. Calla feels she will never fit in, no matter where she blooms. Calla sets off on a challenging adventure of self-discovery, finds love, learns to persevere in the face of obstacles, and realizes the importance of being yourself.
Calla Lilly and Rose the Watering Can teaches us that deep sincerity is rare in the adult world and that impulses toward kindness should always be followed immediately. Once she accepts herself for who she is, Calla is able to blossom into a world filled with faith, love, and kindness. Calla Lilly and Rose the Watering Can is available in hardcover, eBook, and audiobook which features a music soundtrack that Zlatanova composed for the book.
Sofija Zlatanova is an award-winning artist, viola virtuoso and a fiction book writer. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts where she completed her graduate music studies at Berklee College of Music. She is a dog lover and in her spare time enjoys composing, supporting great causes and connecting with nature.