Tales From The Glades Of Ballymore

In the tradition of Wind In The Willows, comes a new family classic — Tales From The Glades Of Ballymore. The setting for the book is the countryside surrounding a large pond somewhere in the British Isles. The year is 1891. The lovable animal residents have the ability to speak and have created a self-sustaining community that has existed for many years. The success of the community is rooted in the caring and sharing they extend to each other.

You are most welcome to join them as they help each other through their many adventures — big and small.

There is Bartholomew, the wise old owl, who watches over everyone including:

Branna Bluebird – the brave, spunky messenger;
Wilde and Wilder Weasel – the mischievous, unofficial security guards;
Finn Frog – whose middle name is “Adventure”;
Grenby – the eccentric, weather forecasting ground hog;
The Chipmunks – who seem to attract trouble wherever they go;
The “Pond Creature”;

and many more.

This is a heartwarming, humorous, and adventurous book of intertwined tales with an underlying theme of “The Golden Rule”.  The book is intended for 8-12 year olds but can be appreciated by anyone – young or old.  The tales are further enhanced by the beautiful full-color illustrations.

At the end of each chapter is a brief Reader’s Guide.  It provides some questions to stimulate thought about what has just been read.  It can also be used by parents and teachers to discuss the book with children.

About the Author

Dear Reader,

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to write a children’s book. As with most of us, I never had enough time. I retired from my engineering career in 2006, so that excuse evaporated.

Last year the time was right, and Tales From The Glades Of Ballymore began to become a reality. The book is now finished and is born as an eBook on Amazon.

Tales From The Glades Of Ballymore is a family-friendly book. Although the animals have many adventures, there is no violence. It is heart-warming and humorous. The beautiful illustrations by Karen Ohlinger help bring it to life. The moral basis of the book is The Golden Rule. There aren’t many books like this one written today.

I greatly enjoy reading children’s books as they transport me to a simpler time. Following on that theme, I created a blog called Be A Child Again. There, I publish weekly stories about the animal residents of Ballymore, interview authors, and highlight some wonderful books. Please visit.

Cooking has also become a serious hobby of mine, and when I’m not writing, I can frequently be found in the kitchen.

I appreciate your interest and hope you choose to read Tales From The Glades Of Ballymore. It will bring many smiles to your face and perhaps a few happy tears.

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