The Seven Stories - Planting Seeds for Positive Masculinities

A storybook for children about Positive Masculinity.

Introducing a story book for Positive Masculinities

How do you start to teach Positive Masculinity? From an early age, boys are already starting to formulate ideas of what it means to be a boy and what masculinity will mean for them.

The Seven Stories – Planting seeds for Positive Masculinities

To normalise, encourage and promote Positive Masculinity behaviours for boys and young men, we’ve retold seven classic stories.

MSRP: AUD$30.00 | Ages: 6+

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The Seven Stories – Planting seeds for Positive Masculinities

The Seven Stories is just that, seven classic tales from across the world that can be read to school aged kids. The stories have been retold, with talking points to help children think about Connection, Authenticity and Motivation.

MSRP: AUD$30.00 | Ages: 6+

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Inside the Book

The beautiful illustrations are sure to capture the imagination of any young child, but it’s more that just words and pictures. The stories are designed to be read to a child with prompts to start a conversation between the reader and listener.

The Story

For all of the stories there are three parts. Firstly, a short mindfulness process.

The Seed

Secondly, the story, and finally a ‘seed’ a takeaway. This is why it is called planting seeds for positive masculinity.

The Seven Stories

  • The Horn of Roland
  • Alexander meets the Yogi
  • Beowolf
  • The Little Match Girl
  • The Story of the Pearl
  • The Rainmaker
  • The Stone Soup


  • ISBN: 978-0-646-88331-1
  • Author: Dr Ray Swann
  • Design: Alex Syrian
  • Pages: 111 (softcover)
  • Copyright: 2023
  • Year: 2023
  • Pub Date: Non-fiction
  • Genre: 6+
  • Dimensions (cm): 1.1 x 21.4 x 21.1

Ray Swann

‘Through stories, the old good ensures.’


[This] will help to inspire a younger generation to understand that you don’t have to be tough, strong and a dragon killer to be worthwhile.

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