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.