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Fairy Glade and other Enchanting Tales
by Dawn E Beaumont-Lane   

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Publisher:  Real Time Publishing ISBN-10:  190680656x Type: 


Copyright:  July 20 2008 ISBN-13:  9781906806569

Five delightful children's stories to share with the children in your life. Vivid description,,colourful characters and a lesson in each story, it will captivate them for hours.

Real Time Publishing


Visit the Fairy Glade where fairies, pixies and elves dance and sing. Travel the rails with Tilly and Teddy and learn about getting along with Arty and Sammi.
Open your heart to, Dusty the dove as he learn about life.

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Fairy Glade nd other Enchanting Tales
Fairy Glade and Other Enchanting Tales by dawn Beaumont-Lane has quite a lot going for it from my particular point of view. Here we have a collection of five tales, indeed, fairy tales, offered in the time honored method of simply telling a story to the wee ones. Some of these tales are linked, others are stand-alone little stories. To be honest, I felt quite comfortable with this work as these are the type of little stories I grew up on; told to me by my mother, aunts, uncles and grandparents. It was a bit like taking a trip home to my childhood.

We have a good sprinkling of themes here. Two of the stories, Samantha the Lizard and Arty the Frog and The Dove teach valuable lessons concerning life; or at least bring up delicate subjects that need to be broached with some children. One tells a good tale of being different from others, yet at the same time sharing many things; having many things in common. Sam the Lizard and Arty the Frog can teach us much about getting along with those a bit different than ourselves. Then we have The Dove. This is a story about a young dove, living with his family who is abandoned by their father and their mom's husband. Daddy bird it appears, has found another girl Dove he loves better and has moved in with her. Dusty, our little Dove, blames himself for this sad predicament. Through his adventures he finds wisdom and learns some important things about life, and indeed, about himself.

Some of the tales are pure whimsy and fantasy and one, Teddy Bear Junction, is simply cute. All are written in an appealing manner and quite easy to follow.

This little book breaks with current trends in children's literature in that the illustrations are rather sparse to nonexistent. This as far as I am concerned is a plus. We live in an age where children are absolutely bombarded with visual images; from their home computers, to television and even too many of the teaching aids used in schools today. I have noted for some time now, that each generation of children seem to have less and less ability to imagine; to have be ability to visualize a story, picture or thought in their minds without these visual effects. I personally feel this is a bad trend. By far, most of the books that were read to me "in the old days" had very few pictures or illustrations. Television was not around yet and these horrid computers were not even a glint in the eye of Bill Gates' father yet. Now all this stuff is nice, don't get me wrong, and I certainly use all the modern convinces we have available. On the other hand, due to my early childhood training, I have the ability to visualize, the written or oral word. I fear this skill is being lost. Books such as this are a help in the right direction as far as I am concerned. I recently viewed a film about the Brothers Grimm. The special effects were fantastic, no doubt about it, but again to be honest, I can remember being read all the works of the Brothers Grimm and must say that my imagination was much, much better than the film ever could be.

The author has followed some of her stories with a brief explanation of why and how they were written. I thought that was a very nice touch. Another aspect of this work is that fact that the author has let us know that she went through childhood burdened with the condition now known as Dyslexia. Having been in the same boat as a child, I can testify that this is a pretty devastating condition for a young person, and it was particularly so when they did not know what to call it. It would have been so nice to hear words such as "Donnie is Dyslexic, lets work with him," rather than "Donnie is stupid/lazy/not very bright/an idiot/a bit slow, etc. etc." and this was from my father, never mind what the teachers and my classmates said. I admire the author for sharing this, and as there are many children today suffering from this condition, this little work cannot help but encourage them if they are told.

For a nice mellow read with your child or grandchild, you could do much worse than this charming little work. I do hope we hear more from this author.

Don Blankenship
The Ozarks
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Fairy Glade and other Enchanting Taels
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Title: Fairy Glade and Other Enchanting Tales
Author: Dawn Beaumont-Lane
Fairies, elves, and pixies flitter through this chapter book bringing delight to children of all ages. A collection of stories written by a great story- teller, this book is one that will thrill and entertain your children and grandchildren.
Meet Arty, the frog and Sammi, the lizard as they find many things in common. Although they look different, they soon learn that they are really the same under their skin. A great message for children in today’s world? You bet!
Tilly and Teddy chug along in Teddy Bear Junction, overcoming their challenges and saving the day.
Dusty, the Dove, learns that he can’t run from his troubles. Even as an adult, I could identify with poor Dusty, whose father has gone away. Very well presented, subtle but positive significance between the lines.

Dawn Beaumont Lane
has done an excellent job of entertaining while teaching. The book contains some great stories, written in simple easy to read vocabulary. Each tale contains a valuable lesson, nicely hidden in the plot. Nothing preachy here, just fun. The book is a chapter book and therefore does not contain illustrations. The cover is colorful and will attract the buyer.
Born in England, author
Dawn Beaumont Lane
suffered with Dyslexia as a child. She has overcome her fears and with the help of a good editor, is now living her dream of becoming an author.
Ms. Beaumont- Lane
encourages children and adults alike to learn to overcome this challenge. Readers will find footnotes in the book after some of the stories, explaining how she wrote them for her daughter as Christmas gifts, when life was difficult. Life has improved greatly for this deserving author. She now lives in Canada with her husband, John.
I will share this book with my nieces and nephews and I definitely recommend it, not only to parents and grandparents but to teachers as well. Available in ebook and printed format.,, and bookstores.
Reviewer: Dan Whitman, Allbooks Reviews
Title: Fairy Glade and Other Enchanting Tales
Author: Dawn Beaumont-Lane
Publisher: RealTime Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-906806-56-9
Pages: 84
Price: $10.95 US $11.45 CAN
Review: Fairy Glade and Other Enchanting Tales
• By Jessica Roberts
• Published April 1, 2009
• Childrens & Young Adults

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