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“I just read the The Adventures of Rumi and Bixby Bear and I’m currently sitting here with tears in my eyes. I literally feel seen and so touched by this story. It spoke to me on many levels. What’s really special is the strong sense of love and comfort I felt in the writing and the images. I’ve always loved Rumi, and incorporating Rumi in a story and the story itself, makes it even more penetrable to the heart. This is not just a children’s book, it’s a book for anybody at any age who has, is, or will continue to search and grow, and experience the array of emotion that comes with that.”

By Lila Rose Miriam
Art & Poetry Teacher
Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York

(5 out of 5 stars)

“A great book for both parents and children”

By Marni G., Manchester, UK

(5 out of 5 stars)

“A delightful and enchanting book that gives hope to the inner child in all of us. I would have loved this book as a small child. I love it now. The world would be a better place if every child were to read The Adventures of Rumi and Bixby Bear.”

By Remy Blumenfeld
Empowerment Coach & Founder of vitality.guru

(5 out of 5 stars)

“The Adventures of Rumi and Bixby Bear is such a unique and beautiful story for both parents and children. The beauty of this book is that anyone can relate to Rumi. It allows parents to discuss and explore topics of self-love and social influence with their children while also rediscovering it within themselves. This book is a MUST read!”

By Shani D. Tsadik
Author and Founder of ShaniCoaching

Meet The Characters

Rumi

Likes: Making friends, spending alone time, playing with Bixby Bear, yoga, traveling, doing science experiments

Dislikes: School, people who make fun of her

Favorite Color: Yellow

Favorite Food: Ice cream

Bixby Bear

Likes: Listening to Rumi, reading, giving advice

Dislikes: When Rumi gets upset, people who bully others

Favorite Color: Brown

Favorite Food: Fruits

Classroom and Parent Workbooks

Printable Workbook for Teachers

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About the Author

J.R. Rothstein is a transactional real estate attorney, investor, and Fulbright Scholar. He enjoys community work, history, nature, and good stories. He lives in New York City. This is his first children’s book.

About the Illustrator

Nasim Jenabi specializes in children’s book illustration. Tehran-born and a graduate in Puppet Theater and Architecture, she started her career as a professional illustrator in 2005. Nasim is known for her detailed watercolor technique that deeply expresses the different emotions behind each of her works. She is a vegan who loves animals and makes the beauty of creation as her inspiration. She believes that in the art of creating illustrations, language is not needed; the color and shapes will speak their own story.

About Rumi

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, popularly known as Rumi, was a 13th-century Persian poet, faqih, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic originally from Greater Khorasan in Greater Iran. Rumi’s influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world’s languages and transposed into various formats. Rumi has been described as the “most popular poet” and the “best selling poet” in the United States.