The Oakee Doakee series

storytelling from the heart, for the heart


Oakee Doakee is unique, in that it introduces to Western children (and reintroduces to Eastern children)
Indian mythology. Feedback from readers shows that the stories are spiritually uplifting, even for
adults. Although they were originally written for my adventurous son when he was a preschooler,
children of all ages have enjoyed them, including girls. The mother of a nine-year-old boy told me that
her son is even looking up the words he doesn’t know, because he likes the stories so much and doesn’t
want to miss anything! I may not consider this to be another Little Prince, but readers have already
become endeared to Oakee Doakee, and it is, after all, the heart of the reader that determines the value
of a work.

Publisher’s Book Description (annotation):
An innocent, fascinating adventure for children of all ages. Oakee Doakee and the Hate Wave is the first in a
series of inspiring children’s stories that take us on mystical adventures into magical realms where virtue and goodness eventually triumph over the dangers and pitfalls that confront our young hero. Loosely based upon Indian mythology, the characters and personalities tackle many of the real-life situations facing young people today – not least amongst which is our need to confront human selfishness and greed; maintain the best of our childhood innocence; and inspire others with good example. Beautifully illustrated, the author takes the young reader on journeys into the imagination, where rainbows can be traversed, elixirs provide inspiration and strength, and mischievous mice and friendly elephants are our travelling companions. Mother Earth features prominently too – as well as our responsibility to care for her, as she cares for us. This is a well-thought-out and beautifully designed children’s book that will bring equal joy to the adult reader.

From the rear cover:
“It’s not the destiny of every child to help save the world, but somehow a little boy named Oakee
Doakee manages very well when put to the task. In this fantastic adventure story, we fly with Oakee
to a kingdom above the sky, visit a city under the ocean, help put out a jungle fire caused by the
dreaded Hate Wave, and joyfully meditate in the home of the Heavenly Mother Empress on top of our
world! We even have the very rare opportunity to meet many of the immortal beings spoken about for
thousands of years in Indian mythology. Hold on to your hats, as we fly off into high adventure!”


Publisher’s Book Description (annotation):
“Ego; the ballon in a person’s head that gets very big and hot, hurting others, if one gets too selfish or
angry. (It shrinks down to its normal size if we are generous and kind)”
Second in the Oakee Doakee series, this beautifully-illustrated children’s book builds on the ‘young-hero-saves-the-world’ theme as Oakee Doakee learns the important lessons of life in another truly educational
and enlightening journey that has just as much to offer the discerning adult reader.

From the rear cover:
“Oakee Doakee does it again! Here, in his second amazing adventure, little Oakee realizes that our world is full of many invisible, helpful creatures who are constantly busy keeping us safe. While playing out in his garden one windy morning, Oakee meets one of these new friends who shrinks him in order that he may come to help save the world . . . again! On this exciting journey, we discover mythical beings who have been described for ages in Indian scriptures, and many other very important but unknown friends of humanity.
Innocent, fascinating adventure for children of all ages.”

Available through most bookstores and online-bookstores worldwide.

Edward Saugstad
author and illustrator
Born: Vancouver, British Columbia, 3 Feb. 1958
Occupation: writer, artist, carpenter, musician
Favorite Free Time Destination: India (twenty-one visits to date)


2 thoughts on “The Oakee Doakee series

  1. Interested in treating fluid in ear for a 9 year old boy. Had 2 surgeries, placing tubes to drain fluid but keeps coming back after some months. Don’t wish to do another surgery. We have also tried Sahaj treatments suggested by Vashi Hospital. Any suggestion? Jai Shri Mataji!……Marie

    1. Jasna

      I used for my son the fresh juice, pressed out of the leaves of the plant Sempervivum Tectorum. Just few drops, shouldn’t be cold. (and warm oil).


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