Here is a wonderful fairy tale, full of integrity, courage, perseverance, and overall goodness. A tonic for the soul of children and adults alike!

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Ethel Cook Eliot
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When we heard that this book, written by the author of the award-winning Wind Boy, was back in print, we were overjoyed. I just finished reading it, and I want to start all over again! Although it is a fairy tale written for children, I found myself wanting to highlight select passages of wisdom for myself! But that's the beauty of fairy tales. Their archetypal wisdom transcends age, gender, race, and religion!

The female protagonist of this unforgettable story is 8-year-old Hepatica (named after a tiny wildflower). Poor, lonely, and motherless, she is shunned by her peers. All her loneliness slips away, however, the day she catches a glimpse of another world -- a world of Wind Creatures, Forest People, and Fairies. Of course, it is her clear and pure vision that enables her to see them in the first place, but the courage and confidence she gains from stepping into their world and living amongst them holds many powerful truths for readers young and old!

Stunning illustrations, both in color and black and white, grace the pages, and, as with every good fairy tale, Hepatica does indeed live happily ever after. I can't imagine a better tale of integrity, courage, perseverance, and overall goodness. I guarantee this book will do wonders for your soul.

(Ages: 4 - 10 years)

#11989 - Hardcover Book - 143 pgs
Our price $20.00

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