"The Secrets of Harmony Island" tells the story of Zack, a young boy who lives on a farm in Pennsylvania. Since there are no other children nearby, he has made friends with many of the animals on the property. In the spring, when they all get together, they recount several of their past adventures and plan their next one. The story and lessons within this book are written for children between the ages of 9-12. This book provides education on the principles of decision-making through creative storytelling.
Although this story is fictional, it takes place on a real farm in Pennsylvania where the author lives with her husband.
While on Harmony Island, Zack and his friends learn to use the process for making decisions that the author's brother Barry F. Anderson, PhD, developed. The book also shows that just because someone doesn't look like you, doesn't mean that they can't think and reason, and that you can't be friends.