About the Book

Honeycake – A Family of Spices introduces readers to a diverse, multi-cultural family that is full of love.

A grandmother explains why she calls her grandchildren “Honeycakes” while she teaches her granddaughter, Nala, how to bake a honey cake.

Through imagination, the grandmother details how each delicious ingredient represents a different family member and his or her unique ethnic background.

This charming book also includes a recipe and step-by-step instructions on how to bake your own delicious batch of honey cake with your Honeycakes!

Book 2 – Honeycake – “Help I Swallowed A Butterfly”

Help I Swallowed A Butterfly” is the second book in the delightful Honeycake series. In this sequel, Nala gets stage fright at school. But with the help of her mom, Nala learns how to get rid of those pesky butterflies in her tummy. This charming book empowers young readers to practice mindfulness and meditation so that they are able to meet life’s challenges head-on in a healthy and balanced way.  “Help I Swallowed A Butterfly” is clearly written and incredibly relatable, with step-by-step instructions and guided meditation exercises for young readers. This book is also a valuable resource for caregivers who want to provide a positive introduction for children to the world of self-care and managing those butterflies.

Life can be stressful at any age, but with the right tools and mindset, we can overcome any obstacle!

Here is a sneak peek of the upcoming books. 

Book 3 – Honeycake – Special Magical Powers teaches children compassion by spreading a little of bit of their magic by doing random acts of kindness wherever they go. 

Book 4 – Honeycake – A Circle of Trust teaches children about honesty and the importance of open communication.

Book 5 – Honeycake – Counting All my Blessings focuses on all the wonderful things children have in their lives and that being grateful can make those icky feelings of jealousy from the “Green Eyed Monster” go away.

About the Author

Medea Kalantar, a Reiki Master and Practitioner, is the Author of a new children’s book series called Honeycake.
Medea was inspired to write these books when she learnt that she was becoming a grandmother. Her stories are all based on her own family, whose members come from many ethnic backgrounds. This unique mix is a perfect recipe, and it’s the reason that she calls her grandchildren her little Honeycakes.

Medea immigrated from Georgia U.S.S.R and came to Canada when she was 4 years old. She lives in Ontario, Canada and has been married to her husband Esfandiar (who immigrated from Iran to Canada in 1987) for over 27 years.
They have two beautiful children together: Shanaz and Jean-Diar. The family is growing as Shanaz and her fiancé, Brandon, welcomed their first child Lukenzo Kal Correia on March, 2nd 2019. While Jean-Diar and his fiancée, Reilly, plan a wedding for the fall of 2019.
With more lovely stories to tell, Honeycake will be followed by a series of books. Each one tells valuable life lessons and gives parents and children the tools to overcome obstacles in their everyday lives.

These books will teach children how to do random acts of kindness, have honest and open communication, and practice gratitude. Children will even discover how to meditate and manage their emotions when things don’t gotheir way. 
Medea writes her stories to help young readers count their blessings and to share positive messages.


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