Edgar’s Most Fortunate Day

Edgar had a big head… and not very much in it.  But where Edgar lacked in brains and intellect, oh he made up for it in heart.

Madeleine had a big head… and big ears… and a big nose… and big teeth.  But where Madeleine lacked in beauty, she also made up for it in heart.

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Abbey’s Monster

How is Abbey supposed to sleep when the monster in her closet keeps howling, banging and scratching at her door?  And to top it off, her parents can’t seem to see the monster.   Abbey has to be brave and face it herself.  But as Abbey discovers, monsters aren’t always what they first appear to be.

Abbey had a monster in her closet.  She was sure of it.  And each night as bedtime approached, Abbey did everything she could to avoid going to bed.  She would ask “could I have a drink of water?” or “could we have another story?”  But sure enough the time would come when her mother or father would say “Good night Abbey!” then…

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Emma May’s Magical Day

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In Emma May’s Magical Day we follow the adventures of a young girl, Emma who “goes out one day to find what she can find. She has shoes for walking, lips for talking and curiosity on her mind”. With the only rule being to put one foot after the other, Emma discovers a sea of ants on a boat building mission, a snail on rollerblades and a wise and mischievous butterfly named Olive.

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Emma May’s Rainy Day

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The ants are back to test out their boats and take the white water ride of a lifetime. Rain turns the day grey for Emma but with a few reminders from Olive or the wise ant named Bamboo (with the wild hair-do) we see that with any day or situation there is always a choice:

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Emma May Met Her Match One Day

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In the third story of the Emma May series Emma takes a wrong turn and through a disheartening situation she finds a ray of light. She discovers Thomas is up in a tree with binoculars to see the festivities that are about to begin. With a few teeth missing from his welcoming grin and his glasses not quite straight on his face he welcomes Emma with humour and warmth and together they embark on a gigANTic adventure:

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How the Mountain Got Its Spirit

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The mountain has lost its spirit and all the animals rally to help the mountain get it back… all except for one.   Beaver is a gatherer of things and not too keen on giving anything away

“Oh, I am not sure if I can, uh, give away any of my spirit” said Beaver “You see I, might run out when I really do need it”

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Ketut and the Thousand Herons

Inspired by a recent trip to Bali; the beauty of the rice fields and the majesty of the white herons make their way into this touching story about how music and a young boy named Ketut were able to release the hold that the dark night sky had on the world.

There was a time that the world was in darkness.  Day in, day out, night in, night out a blanket of darkness covered the sky.  Life was cold, life was hard, hardly anything grew…

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Mischief and the Moon

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In the story Mischief and The Moon (Tsuki to Etazura), Nathalie draws on her experiences living in Japan to create a timeless, mystical folk tale which follows Chowa-san, the Goddess of Harmony, as she helps restore balance in the lives of the Japanese people…

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Emma May’s Christmas Day

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This heartwarming Christmas story follows Emma May’s many attempts at writing her Christmas list. She starts early, in May, to make sure her list reaches the North Pole when Santa is rested and alert, but come September realizes it is outdated and must start again. Then October falls just like the leaves and November brings a chill, the first snow comes December 12th, the earth is white and still.

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