Sam Chen has a longstanding interest in health matters and peace. During hay fever season, he wonders if the plant kingdom knows he is an herbivore and is telling him it's payback time. During the late 1960s, he served as physician to U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers in Afghanistan. He lives in CA.
A young boy learns the benefits of being a vegetarian in a mysterious way. After being sent to his room without dinner, the boy is transported to an island where he encounters a genie and animal friends. Written in verse, with color illustrations, the story is fun to share with family and friends.