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The Loose End of the Rainbow

A Fantasy Novel by D. B. Pacini
Published by Singing Moon Press in March, 2009.
Singing Moon Press has gone out of business.
This book is no longer available.
We will be publishing it again someday.

Native American Proverb

Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents; it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.

Dedicated To All Children:

Red, Yellow, Brown, Black, and White
Especially Mia Riley Valentina Christensen

My hope is that your imagination will always be your sanctuary.

This story is set in a time long ago, many generations before Columbus brought back word to Europe that there was a land where proud native peoples lived. This land would become the United States of America. For the sake of clarification, I call the New World clan from White Eagle's village Native American Indians, but this story is set in a time before America was called America.

A tribe of nineteen Native American children, between the ages of ten-months and seventeen-years, along with some other small clans of courageous red, yellow, brown, black, and white children, from all four corners of the earth, embark on a daunting journey to the loose end of the rainbow.

Their parents, and all the adults in their tribes, disappear in the night, when a mysterious fever sweeps across the world. Their journey is difficult and sometimes dangerous. The clans are led by White Eagle and Paints-With-Words, who are both seventeen.

White Eagle and Paints-With-Words have supernatural powers, because they were born at the loose end of the rainbow. Together they lead the children on an epic quest across ancient America. While struggling on their journey, they are challenged by hardship, injuries, an erupting volcano, and earthquakes. Luckily, for the Tribe of the Innocent Ones, the two young leaders have been gifted with special powers, and unexpected allies emerge from a battle with the fierce giant frog monster, Green Emperor.

The mysterious destination the Great Spirit guides them toward is the enchanting loose end of the rainbow, where they will fulfill their destiny; bringing not only their tribe together, but the people of the world.

This story is fictional, except for the part that is true.

D.B. Pacini donated 10% of the profits from The Loose End of the Rainbow to a worthy non-profit organization that helps to educate on diversity and issues of tolerance, Web of Life Enterprises, Inc. WOLE seeks to bring some justice and comfort to those who are suffering on Indian reservations in South Dakota. Money, goods, and services are required to bring change there, to better the housing, to bring warm clothing and blankets to the elderly, and to provide boots and coats to children in a place where winter seems to begin just after it has ended. All the funds WOLE received from D.B. Pacini was spent on school needs for 7th-12th grade students living on the Rosebud Reservation.

Web of Life Enterprises, Inc.