The adventure of The Beans of Budapest, the eighth book in the Maurice's Valises series, is a charming tale of friendship set on the shores of the Danube River. Based on a pre-Confucius proverb, Maurice's journey with a band of gypsies demonstrates that it is more valuable to teach something to someone than simply to give to another.
About the Author
J. S. Friedman is a retired commercial photographer and the creator of the award-winning book, exhibit, and non-profit educational organization Earth Elders: The Wisdom of the World’s Oldest People. He is also a grandfather, veteran storyteller, and world traveler. He has journeyed from the Far East to the American heartland, learning valuable life lessons and multiple languages along the way. Mr. Friedman’s wanderlust is far from over. On any given day, you may find him and his wife charting the canals of Amsterdam on their houseboat or exploring the temples of Thailand.
Chris Beatrice is an award-winning artist whose work has graced the covers of classic children's books like Gulliver’s Travels and Robinson Crusoe. His skills transcend paper, as he is also an acclaimed video-game designer and commercial artist. He currently lives in Massachusetts with his wife and daughter.