VIU'S NIGHT BOOK, an illustrated children's book for ages 8-12, is an adventure of a slave boy, Viu, recorded in his Night Book. We first find Viu suffering from the humiliation of a whipping with the consequent rise of powerful feelings of hate & anger. However, he is able to neutralize the feelings by writing in his diary & remaining calm. Although the slave boy experiences ridicule & insult, he is able to overcome his negative feelings with the assistance of his dreams, his special powers of perception & his "future feelings." This adventure illustrates how we can all learn important lessons in life when we remain open minded while experiencing uncomfortable situations. Viu & his slave friends are forced to pick fruit while other boys have the day off. This fruit is very smelly on the outside yet very sweet on the inside. This experience will serve Viu well as he begins his voyage of discovery. Viu realizes that people can be like the fruit the slave boys were forced to pick while everybody else rested; they can seem rough & sharp on the outside but sweet on the inside. The slave boy attains the attitude that the true nature of people is to be warm, good & beautiful. Viu's attainment is one which will serve today's world well. He believes that God wants everyone to love each other. That all people are good inside. This attitude is what ultimately leads all to freedom.Rowe, William is the author of 'Viu's Night Book - William Rowe - Paperback' with ISBN 9780964133006 and ISBN 0964133008.