The Water Horse

“Writing my books is like handing out presents. Giving children pleasure gives you a wonderful sort of Father Christmassy feeling.” - Dick King-Smith, October 1995 Dick King-Smith was a gift to children. A beloved English children’s author, King-Smith grew up in a sort of well-to-do existence. His family owned a quality paper company and King-Smith … Continue reading The Water Horse

Grandma’s Attic Series

Several years ago this book started popping up in my Amazon recommendations because I was buying Caddie Woodlawn, Understood Betsy, What Katy Did, and Betsy-Tacy for my little girl. The cover art, however, was so off-putting to me that I resisted any inclination to even consider the book. I thought, for sure, that this book was … Continue reading Grandma’s Attic Series

Easy to Read Wonder Tales

Easy to Read Wonder Tales, and Easy to Read Spooky Tales Veronika Martenova Charles’ “About the Author” page says that she, “creates stories for children that are inspired by her own travels around the world as well as her fascination with the stories and folklore of many lands.”  She has published ten “Easy to Read … Continue reading Easy to Read Wonder Tales