A young treeling with a strong sense of right and wrong. A young human lost and desperate to get back to her people.When Ash finds Marta, a young human, cold, hungry, and lost in a strange land, she knows she can’t just leave her there. But the elders refuse to help. They remember all too well how the humans once killed them without a second thought. Fearing that Marta will return to her people and reveal their whereabouts to the humans, a powerful elder hides the only means home. That’s when Ash knows it’s up to her. She must help the little girl to safety before the winter comes. It’s time to show everyone how brave and strong she really is.
*Strange Stories Boxed Set 2 also available*The Wrong Spirit It’s a mother’s worst nightmare: from birth, there was no bond with my daughter, Amelia. As soon as she was old enough to speak, I discovered why: she insisted I was not her mother. The doctor said it was classic autism, her disinterest with human connection. But I believed we had a problem far more sinister than that: the only thing Amelia was connected to was an eerie, hand-knitted doll, ‘Mandy,’ that we acquired by mistake after Amelia’s birth. That doll, Amelia’s obsession, was the bane of our lives. But it was also the only clue we had to understanding a mix-up so unreal that no one else would ever believe it. *****Wormhole Ronan is an astronaut through and through: everything else in his life comes second. So when he is offered the first ever solo mission to Mars aboard Varlet 6 – even though his wife Sonia is pregnant with their second child – the choice is a no-brainer. But something happens out there, in the depths of space, and when Ronan returns home after a successful mission, he discovers the mysterious film of light he travelled through in space was in fact a wormhole – seventeen years have passed since his departure from Earth, even though he has only been gone eight months. Can Ronan claw himself back into a family that left him behind seventeen years ago?*****My Giant Giants live among us. But not overtly: they live hidden in the shadows of society. I know, because I’m in love with one. I first heard the gentle voice of Penelope Cotton on the other end of a telemarketing call, and from that day forth, I was smitten. Her reluctance to meet only made me curiouser. But I was not prepared for what I saw in the hay fields of her farm the night we first met, and I’ll admit I was a coward and almost blew my chances. Now don’t get me wrong: Penelope may be a giant, but she is beautiful, inside and out. And I soon discovered love knew no bounds. But could I convince Penny to leave not only her family, but the safety of her secret, cocooned life to be with me? And was the world ready to accept Penny’s gigantism so that we could have our happily-ever-after? *****Two Men and His Hat Mandel and Oscar are brothers, but that’s where the similarity ends. Mandel is recklessly confident, and Oscar’s as shy as a kitten. Even when Mandel dies unexpectedly, Oscar cannot find the courage to stand up and say a few words for his eulogy, even though there was plenty he wanted to say about the big brother he idolised. But that’s when Oscar first hears the voice. ‘Get up there and say something about me!’ Mandel growls in his ear at the funeral. But when Oscar turns his head, Mandel’s nowhere to be seen. He’s dead, Oscar reminds himself. Corpses can’t talk. Or can they? *****Mind Traveller Elle Moss has it all – queen bee at Dulcy High and top of her class – what more to life is there? But soon her double life of studying and partying catches up with her, and the school Chaplain, with a twinkle in his eye, insists she participate in a meditation session after she’s caught falling asleep in History. But during the meditation, Elle mysteriously floats back in time to a flooded farm, and saves a young girl swept under by the current. Now, Elle does not need the Chaplain to enforce the meditation – it’s all she thinks about. Where will she be taken next? *****Please check out my free Strange Story, ‘Out of Body,’ by going to www.CAHewitson.com, and joining my newsletter.*****Cover photo courtesy of Petras Gagilas, entitled ‘Strange Man.’https://www.flickr.com/photos/gagilas/5705170935/in/faves-125476168@N05/https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/legalcodeFiltered/edited on www.Canva.com
Difficult concepts explained in simple English. This is what this book is about. Your child may still be young, but he or she may begin to read and get to know our world.
This book explains what gravity is, and how it works. It’s made with colorful illustrations and funny, silly monsters. One monster is trying to understand how the world works. He reads lots of books and tries to explain to his friends why apples fall from the trees. His name is Smarty.
Your child will have an opportunity to practice early reading and thinking skills. Maybe he or she will even try to solve some mysteries by themselves?
This book is an easy read for 2nd and 3rd grades.