Little Mango in a Big World

2022 Golden Scroll Children’s Book of the Year

Maggie Mango is happy in her mango tree home until one day everything changes, and she finds herself in the world too soon. Like millions of children around the world, Maggie is misunderstood because of her circumstances. When a kind stranger reveals her potential, she learns she was made for great things.

A portion of the proceeds from this book is donated to projects changing the lives of vulnerable children in communities around the world.


No official statistic reveals the number of displaced children in the world today. Sources within the United Nations estimate up to 150 million children are living on the streets in urban settings—some with their families and many without. Other children are displaced to settlements and camps by war, natural disasters, and political or economic insecurity.

Maggie Mango represents the millions of displaced and vulnerable children around the world. As others begin to view Maggie in the light of her circumstances, she too starts to believe she is worthless and hopeless. When a kind man recognizes Maggie’s potential and provides the basic care she needs, Maggie finds the courage and strength to become more than she ever imagined.

The kind man in this story represents the ministries and organizations helping children realize their potential, regardless of their circumstances. A portion of the proceeds from this book is donated to projects changing the lives of vulnerable children in communities around the world.

Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 32
Publication Date: To be released May 10, 2022

Author Bio: 
Teresa Janzen, M.Ed., empowers the weary, worried, and wounded to experience God’s radical abundance in work, life, and relationships. She is an international speaker, author, coach, and host of the Radical Abundance podcast. More than twenty years of experience in leadership and global ministry compels her to share inspiring stories with wit and insight.

Teresa is a Board-Certified Christian Master Mental Health Coach (BCCMMHC) and member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. She is a train-the-trainer for trauma healing, an oral Bible study trainer, and an adjunct professor at Nile Theological College. Teresa and her husband, Dan, serve as missionaries with ACROSS in South Sudan.

Illustrator Bio:
Eighteen-year-old Samuel But Agot of South Sudan is the second born of six children raised in a refugee settlement in Uganda. He is grateful to be in a Christian family that values education. Samuel graduated from secondary school in 2021, and he plans to continue his education in pursuit of art and media. Samuel hopes to open his own business where he can utilize his talent to bring beauty and hope to the world.

Amazon Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars A children’s book with a grown-up message

Reviewed in the United States on June 4, 2022

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