Pixies in the Garden

      Helen Chapman
Pixies in the Garden

When Tara's father decides to build a shelter for their fairy friends, he gets some pixies to help. The pixies have other ideas.Life in the Stone Age was hard for Karg and his tribe. They couldn’t go into the lower forests because of the predators there and that meant they had to stay in the cold mountains where food was scarce. Then during a hunting trip Karg came across a hidden valley with all the food, water and wood they could ever want. And there were none of the dangers of the lower forests. He was planning to move his family to the valley when he witnessed a sun being born on the ground. It rose into the sky and became a roiling black cap on a growing black stem and reminded him of a mushroom. Karg didn’t realize it but the future of his people was about to change and not necessarily for the better. He’d found a Kthpok nuclear test range and the Kthpok had just discovered that humans were living in the mountains bordering their most sensitive facility.

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    Tara & the Gazing Ball

      Helen Chapman
Tara & the Gazing Ball

A little girl finds the resin figures in her garden have come to live.Follow up to the original "Planet Me". Very little to do with Whisky, or even the Scottish. Simply "a book with some more stuff in it". A large glass of red should make the words go down easier. A humorous philosophical look at life in general and incompetence in particular. Check out the full original book Planet Me.

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    Bran the Brownie

      Helen Chapman
Bran the Brownie

Tara's garden has a Brownie. Brownies like to play tricks on their fellow faerie folk. But what will happen when Bran plays a prank on a dragon?This book contains six of the eighteen fairy tales from Andrew Lang's Blue Fairy Book (1889). The stories have been rewritten sentence by sentence to make them accessible to 21st century American children. The 6 stories include Toads and Diamonds, Beauty and the Beast, Snow-white and Rose-red, Why the Sea is Salty, Felicia and the Pot of Carnations, Hansel and Grettel.The great beauty of Andrew Lang’s Blue Fairy Book, originally published in 1889, is that it brought together many different fairy tale traditions. There are stories written by Charles Perrault and Mme d’Aulnoy, collected by the Grimm brothers and Asbjornsen and Moe, and translated from the Arabian Nights. It is a very rich collection of fairy tales.However, the stories are written in a language that is outdated and in places inaccessible to modern American children (and even their parents). To remedy this problem, I have thoroughly edited half of the stories contained in Lang`s book, keeping the stories as intact as possible, while revising every sentence so the stories can once again be read with pleasure by children.

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    The Dragon's Egg

      Helen Chapman
The Dragon's Egg

When the Paisley Dragon lays an egg, everyone is surprised.2nd October, 2019 is the target date for making India open defecation free (ODF). All the stakeholders are taking all necessary steps to achieve this particular goal without any dilution. I also whole heartedly involved myself in this noble cause and as a part of my duties, I have to go to different places to know about the ground reality of the progress in the direction of declaring entire country ODF. Without saying, it is the greatest success story of modern India. But always there is a funny side of any serious story. Here I want to tell you some of imaginary stories, not necessarily related with the implementation of the present scheme. The characters described in the stories are fictitious and are not real. If any resemblance of any character is observed, it is mere coincidence only.

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