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COMING SOON - a book of midsummer mirth, misadventure, mystery, and delight called,
The Midsummer Mouse: midsummer tales of Tiptoes Lightly and the Summer Queen
It is now in the proof and copy editing stage. I hope to have it out this month - or certainly no later than June. Watch this space!
Here is the title story: The Midsummer Mouse Suitable for grade one through grade three or four. 4 pages.
And The Tale of Turana - chapter 44 in which the Summer Queen tells the festival tale. 4 pages.
And Tiptoes meets the Sunset Angels - the chapter where Tiptoes flies high into the sky and meets the color-creating angels. 2 pages
De Puntitas y Sus Aventuras
Coming in the not too distant future - The Tales of Tiptoes Lightly in Spanish!
El Grillo y el Joven Pastor ~ Cuento de Navidad
The Cricket and the Shepherd Boy in Spanish!
April 30, 2013: Here is my grade three building project under way at Camellia Waldorf School in Sacramento, California. We are making an adobe cordwood landscape wall. And what does this have to do with writing and literature ... nothing :)
Photos by Orna Heller - thanks!
Here's a lovely felted Tiptoes Lightly by Willow Osborn of Nevada City, Califonia - thanks Willow!
A Tangle of Tales: short stories for children
NEW! A collection of forty-two stories for children. Inside you’ll find nature tales, riddle tales, fables, fairy tales, poems, and creation myths both serious and sanguine. Suitable for children from kindergarten through grade four. Tons of illustrations and drawings.
A list of the stories plus samples to download or view is on the stories and tales page.
For Kindle edition click here. Price $9.95
The print edition is now available from the vendors below. In the USA and Canada it will only be available from my small vendors until the end of June. Then it will go live on Amazon. This is to give my small vendors first dibs and not be in competition with the juggernaut.
Price $14.95. Illustrated by moi.
- A Child’s Dream Come True
- A Toy Garden
- Bella Luna Toys
- Bob and Nancy’s Bookshop
- Rudolf Steiner College Bookstore 9200 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, Sacramento, CA 95628, (916) 961-8729
- Tree House Children's Books 15 North Main Street, Ashland, OR 97520
- Camden Rose 211 Felch Street #C2, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
- Dragonfly Natural Toy and Craft Store 1607 Skye Drive, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, NC 27516
- Enchanted Forest Toys 3535 College Road #102, Fairbanks, AK 99709
- KatieBeth's Learning Garden 201 E. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
- Rainbow Garden School Store Housatonic Valley Waldorf School, 40 Dodgingtown Rd. Newtown, CT 06470
- Summerfield Waldorf School School Store 655 Willowside Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95401
- The Color Shop and More 42 Main Street, Wilton, NH 03086
In Australia it is available from:
- Head, Heart and Hands 81a Main Street, Nairne, SA 5252, Australia
- Indigo Inspirations 38 Left Bank Rd., Mullumbimby, NSW 2482, Australia
TALES, STORIES AND POEMS 2013 - see Stories and Tales page for many more from previous years.
- May 20: The Fish and the Frog From A Tangle of Tales. Waldorf teachers of the younger grades will recognize this as a parody of a well-known poem. 1 page.
- May 17: A Mess of Microtales From A Tangle of Tales. Five very short tales, riddles and fables. For grade two and three. 1 page.
- May 14: The Mole's Creation Myth From A Tangle of Tales - for grade two through four. 1 page.
- May 6: The Tale of Turana - chapter 44 of The Midsummer Mouse, in which the Summer Queen tells the festival tale. 4 pages.
- May 6: Tiptoes meets the Sunset Angels - the chapter in The Midsummer Mouse where Tiptoes flies high into the sky and meets the color-creating angels. 2 pages.
- May 4: The Midsummer Mouse From the upcoming book of the same title. Suitable for grade one through grade three or four. 4 pages.
- May 4: Mister Big and the Gophers A short Halloween shadow puppet play grade 7 did for the young ones last year. 2 pages.
- April 29: Ish the Fish in the Gardens A mystery tale for grade 2 through grade 4 or higher. 1 page.
- April 24: A tale not for children. Ish the Fish swims the Drag 1 page.
- April 19: Pinrut the Turnip Boy A humorous tale for grade three to grade five, thereabouts. It's hard to classify. Enjoy. 5 pages.
- April 8: From A Tangle of Tales: The Bull, the Lion, the Eagle, and the Man with Wings A very short riddle tale. Suitable for all ages, including adults, but especially grades 2 and 4. 1 page.
- April 4: Ish the Fish at the Swimming Pool A short fable, of sorts. Grade 2 and 3, or even older. 1 page.
- April 3: The Turnip Princess Retold by moi. I posted this before but this version has the illustrations from A Tangle of Tales. Suitable for children (because they have fantasy) and adults (because of its depth). 3 pages.
- March 24: The Real Story of the Easter Bunny A tongue-in-cheek tale for the lovely folk of Oz. 4 pages.
- March 17: From A Tangle of Tales: The Flea speaks! A riddle tale. Kindergarten through grade 3.
- March 11: From A Tangle of Tales: A Child's Creation Myth Grade 1 or 2 through 4. 1 page.
- March 7: From A Tangle of Tales: The Snake's Creation Myth. Grade 2 thro' HS and adult. 1 page.
- March 4: From A Tangle of Tales: The Giraffe's Creation Myth Grade 1 through 3. A very short myth. 1 page.
- March 2: The Tale of Glasses Two - an odd tale, a mystery tale too, never mind the spelling. For grades 1-3 and adults. 2 pages.
- February 26: A translation of Rudolf Steiner's poem, The Dance of the Planets. Steiner also choreographed this piece for eurythmy.
- February 19: The Tale of Stick An inverse tale - for later kindergarten through grade 2 or 3.
- February 18: A tale not for children: Ish the Fish and the Mother of Stone.
- February 18: Here's The Tale of Bump. An inverse tale. For grade one and two, thereabouts (I think). 1 page.
- February 17: This is a legend from the wonderful land of Oz: The Legend of Noroombangadingdongdilly Billabong. What age group is it suitable for? Donno - you tell me. :) 8 pages.
- February 16: And another tale (fable?): Ish the Fish and the Fisherman - suitable for grade 2 to 3 (and grown-ups :))
- February 14: Here's a tale for grown-ups and not for children: The Butterfly Man. 1 page.
- February 8: Here's a tale about Sahwah and Berry Blue. It's a fairy tale - though perhaps a little unusual - suitable for first grade through adulthood (me thinks). 2 pages.
- January 26, 2013: Herewith a poem, The Cow with Poetry in her Tracks. It is dedicated to Opal Whiteley, the wonderful child naturalist and genius of the highest order. Her tale, ultimately, had a tragic ending, but her writings are not to be missed (see The Singing Creek where the Willows Grow: the Mystical Nature Diary of Opal Whiteley). It is hard to believe that a child so very young can write so wonderfully. In one passage she speaks of the cow "with poetry in her tracks", and the line stuck and wouldn't let go, even after years and years. This poem appears in a collection of my short stories for children: A Tangle of Tales. 1 page.
January 2013: NEW! Butterbrains is a 'traditional' fairy tale - but with twists, of course. I've had it on file for years and have never known what to do with it as it's too short except for a picture book (which I still might do) and too long for a quick read (it's 4760 words/10-12 full pages). So in the meanwhile, here it is on Kindle - not a media I recommend for children, but one which will suffice if you are reading to your children when on a road trip or holiday ... and all my children's books are intended for reading to your loved ones in any case! :)
Once, long ago, there lived a simpleton. He was so simple that he ate his soup with a fork and buttered his bread with a spoon. But he was a kind soul who spoke with the animals, and they came to him when they were hurt or needed help. In summertime, butterflies flitted about his head, and it was a common sight to see him walking along, paying not the slightest heed, while round and round his head the butterflies shimmered and danced. The townsfolk laughed and jeered and called him Butterbrains—or worse—but he never seemed to mind and went on his way.
Now the king of the land had a beautiful daughter. She was as fair as the sun and as mysterious as the moon. One day she fell terribly ill; so ill that none of the doctors could help her and everyone thought she would die.
One night she had a dream, and calling her father to her she said: "I dreamed that if a man journeys through the twelve kingdoms surrounding our castle I will become well again."
This is how the story begins and off Butterbrains goes through the twelve kingdoms and twelve extraordinary adventures until he arrives back (transformed, of course) and wins the hand of the lovely princess. Suitable for kindergarten through adulthood. Enjoy!
Available on Amazon's Kindle here. $3.95 Don't have a Kindle? No problem. Here's the link to their free download of their reader to your PC.
December 2012: Here are a couple of shots from the Christmas puppet show, The Cricket and the Shepherd Boy, performed at Rudolf Steiner College on Dec 8, 2012. Thank you everyone who came - we had three shows and lovely audiences at each of them. :) (Lower two shots by Sara Wilson - thanks Sara!)
Dec 2012: And here's a shot from The Cricket and the Shepherd Boy show at the Spiritual Life Center of Sacramento. (Photo: Paula Mandella - who also initiated the show.) By the end of the tale the little kids at the front were leaning on the stage! A very interactive and warm audience. Thank you!
A good article by Sarah Baldwin, ex-teacher and owner of Bella Luna Toys.
And another that appeared in Science Daily:
December 2012: Welcome to a new vendor: Tree House Children's Books in lovely Ashland, Oregon. Check them out online or visit their brick and mortal store at 15 N. Main Street - I'm sure you will be pleased!
Nov 2012: I have given The Last little Cat a new cover! And it's now available on Amazon.
This really is a delightful story (it's by Meindert DeJong). A perfect reader for grade 2 or 3 - and as a read-aloud story for the younger ones too.
The last little cat was born in a kennel, surrounded by dogs and dog cages and dog noises. The little cat was always half-cold and half-hungry - until the day it fell into the cage of the old, blind dog. Then, for a while, the little cat was warm, and well fed. But how could such a small cat know that barn doors are closed at night and that there are people in the world who do not want to help a helpless kitten.
October 2012: Welcome to Enchanted Cedar, a new vendor in Lorena, Texas. If you live in their neck of the woods then drop on by and say howdy!
September 2012: Now available on Amazon - The King of Ireland's Son.
I have edited, endnoted and annotated this edition with teachers and the North American reader in mind - especially so as this book is a standard item in the Waldorf school curriculum because of its depth and appropriateness for children. All those wonderful Celtic and Irish names have been given an endnote stating how they are pronounced and, if possible, their meaning. Also included are the many points of literary and cultural interest that are so easily bypassed but which add layers of depth, meaning and often sly humor to the story. As with my other Colum books, I have added a map covering the geography of the story, and a brief biography of the master storyteller himself.
The King of Ireland’s Son is without doubt the best of Padraic Colum’s children’s books. Originally published in 1916, this classic has stood the test of time and remains one of the greatest set of tales ever. These are no stories told by an academic or scholar, but rousing, living tales recounted from Colum’s own childhood in Ireland. There, as a boy, he heard firsthand the myths and sagas, folk and fairy tales from itinerant storytellers who wandered the roads and told their stories in exchange for a roof over their heads and a bite to eat. He was a witness to the last generation of a long tradition stretching far back into the mists of time. Colum won awards and recognition aplenty for his work in his adopted country, the United States, and for the whole of his long life he carried on the storyteller’s tradition. Even now, though he is long gone from us, his voice still sounds fresh and clear and full of life through the written text.
Willy Pogany, a Hungarian artist, was a contemporary of Colum. He illustrated this volume with a wonderful sense of artistic fantasy and playfulness.
Format: 6x9, Pages: 254, Price: $14.95. Quantity discounts apply via my Pied Piper Press website.
September 2012: The Gate Swings In by Nora Burglon is now available on Amazon. This edition has been freshly edited and reformatted.
Minda is an orphan, taken in by her practical and less-than-enthusiastic aunt. Minda and her crafty goat, Stor Geta, struggle to find a place called home - and to get the money her aunt insists she must earn for her school clothes and shoes. She tries being a servant and house-help, an entrepreneur, even a herd-girl up on the mountains, but nothing comes easy. And yet there is much joy and adventure. She meets a young widow, the Mistress of Dalstorp, and together they face the world until at last they win through and find each other.
The Gate Swings In captures the mood, culture and wisdom of the Swedish folk. It is a perfect complement to Burglon's much loved Danish tale, Sticks across the Chimney.
Format: 6x9; Pages:176; Price: $14.95 - please note that this is a higher price than the Whole Spirit Press edition only available from my Pied Piper Press website.
Waldorf in the Home: Resources for Nourishing Family Life has posted an overview of my books. Thanks guys! Check out their website for useful blogs, notices on upcoming conferences, books, homeshooling, and more.
I have posted a new album of the work of Jennifer at Ancient Hearth. She made them three years ago and I contacted her back then but never saw the reply! Nevertheless, the needle-felted and sewn Tiptoes, Pine Cone and Pepper Pot are beautiful, as you will see. Thanks, Jennifer
Rahima Baldwin Dancy has just put out the third edition of You Are Your Child's First Teacher. This definitely-on-its-way-to-classichood book is a must for parents of young children. It has been updated and expanded, so mosey on over and buy it - you won't have any regrets.
Way to go Rahima!
“This is a terrific book, packed with commonsense advice on the real basics of healthy mental and emotional development. Rahima is a wise and knowledgeable guide for parents struggling to raise good kids in a challenging world. Someday your children will thank you for reading this book!”
—Jane M. Healy, PhD, author of Different Learners and Your Child’s Growing Mind
“Here is an extraordinary work for those who want to develop a truly intelligent child and, in the process, unlock new levels of their own intelligence and spirit.”
—Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of Magical Child
You should also check out her website: Waldorf in the Home
Sept 2012: Becca Thornton of Chocolate Eyes blog has posted a lovely piece on The Magic Knot - plus her artistic rendering of Tiptoes' acorn house. Drop on over and see what her blog is about - it's nicely done. Thanks, Becca!
Sept 2012: Tiptoes Lightly made a visit to the Decatur Book Festival at the booth of The Waldorf School of Atlanta. She sold up a storm and reports that a lovely time was had by all! Thanks to Rhonda Wildman and Stacey Alson for initiating and arranging. Now that the fun is over they are back at school and working up some elbow grease.
August 18th: Life as a Schoolhouse blog has posted an interview with moi and is doing a book giveaway. Mosey on over, see what's what and enter to win a kid's book of your choice - the winner will be chosen on August 26th.
PS - if you're a homeschooler this blog is nicely done and well worth adding to your favorites list.
GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED - LET'S SEE WHO WON!
Becca and family from La Cruces, New Mexico - yea!
August 2012: Greetings to a new vendor, the online store PALUMBA and its brick and mortar store CAMDEN ROSE, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They are longtime vendors of many beautiful, natural and child-appropriate toys, dolls, books and baby items. Drop on by if you're in their neck of the woods or visit their online store and see what they offer. Welcome!
July 2012 - NOW AVAILABLE: Padraic Colum's classic: The Children of Odin - The Book of Northern Myths.
Meet Thor, Baldur, Freya, Odin and all the higher gods - and Loki too, mischief maker and clever deceiver. Filled with the most extraordinary tales of great depth, imagination and wisdom it is impossible to resist this wonderful book - and Colum's telling is outstanding.
This edition has been newly typeset and edited for clarity. I gave it a cover and added some footnotes for unusual words, as well as including a brief biography of Padraic Colum. This version is thoroughly appropriate for children - grade 4 and up - and the contents very much part of the Waldorf curriculum.
Willy Pogany has illustrated this edition with his elegant and beautiful drawings.
228 pages, 9x6 format, $12.95 Purchase book on Amazon
July 2012: Sarah's Silks has made a Tiptoes Lightly dress! Yea!
Go check out her site - there are many wonderful items that she carries which are child-appropriate and beautiful. Thanks, Sarah!
PS - if you have not already checked out Therese's work with those who are dying and at the threshold, please do so at the Chalice of Repose Project. It's well worth a visit. She is doing extraordinary work.
Also a review has appeared in Lilipoh magazine in their summer issue (review not listed on their website). Thank you, Lilipoh!
"The Fetching of Spring is a story for everyone to read and reread, and to be inspired to continue one's own journey in seach of the silenced Golden Bird"
June 2012: I have reillustrated (22 mostly full page drawings) and given a new cover to this story by the master storyteller, Padraic Colum. I also put in footnotes for unusual or uncommon words, a map of the countries visited in the story, plus a sketch of a bird mentioned in the text. It is now available on Amazon.
Please note that there is a price difference in the two editions:
The Whole Spirit Press edition = $10.95 (available from my Pied Piper Press site)
and the Amazon edition = $12.95
Sample chapter. Enjoy - it's a great story for 9 to 12 year olds!
June 2012: Julie Hunter put on a Tiptoes puppet show for her daughter's 7th birthday and posted it on her blog, This Cozy Life. There are some wonderful shots to be seen. I have created an album but go check out her blog for all the details.
PS - if you want to see a truly mouthwatering, delicious, eye-catching feast of a cake, you just gotta see the one she made!
May 2012: Good news - all my books are now available in Europe at amazon.co.uk. In addition, amazon.de, amazon.it, amazon.es, and amazon.fr will carry my books in the near future ... or at least so Amazon says. Also, the price is rated from the USA price, i.e., without a huge increase. Yea!
June 2012: NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON. Here is the new cover of the wonderful, epic tale of Gilgamesh by Bernarda Bryson which I am taking on from Whole Spirit Press. First written down in Sumerian cuneiform 3,000 years before the birth of Christ, the story of Gilgamesh tells of a great flood and one man, befriended by the gods, who survived by building an ark. In the feats of Gilgamesh and his companion, Enkidu, are found the sources of a number of great mythological heroes and tales.
This tale has numerous versions in different cultures spanning thousands of years. Bernarda Bryson has distilled it with wonderful sensitivity and tact. It is completely suitable for children. Bryson spent decades studying the myth and the archeology of the region and period - this can be seen in her illustrations and the mastery with which she tackles the story.
The book will now be in full color - it has over 80 lithographs and prints! Page count is 100, format is 8.5 x 11 inches, price is $24.95.
May 2012: Ginger and Pickles has posted an author interview (of moi) on their blog. Ginger and Pickles has been a noted, high quality children's store in Boulder, Colorado for years. Mary, the owner, is now adding an online extension of the business, so if you have children go check out what they are about - I'm sure you'll find items of interest, beauty and use. Thanks, Mary!
May 2012: I've posted a small album of the Lucy Goose puppet show at Rudolf Steiner College. It was perfect weather and the music room was filled and the children were smiling. Thank you all for coming and thank you to Osiris for initiating and hosting the event. The photos are by Shani Young - thanks Shani.
April: I've posted an album of a Lucy Goose and the Half-egg puppet show at Live Oak Waldorf School on 28 April. A lovely time was had by all! It really was a most pleasant event at perhaps the most beautiful and child appropriate campus in the USA (me thinks) :)
Most of the photographs are by Jennifer Kovach - thank you!
As you can see, Pine Cone and Pepper Pot came disguised as two grown-up human beings pretending to be Pine Cone and Pepper Pot (how devious is that!!!). One of them even went so far as pretending to be a woman! They almost had us fooled but you can tell by their cheeky looks that they are really gnomes.
April 2012: NOW AVAILABLE! Sir Gillygad and the Gruesome Egg
Sir Gillygad is a knight, a doughty knight who rides about on his trusty frog called Gorf. They venture forth on adventures bold and exciting: to the Twinkle, to Holey Hill, to the Plain of Dreams—even as far as World's End. Then rumors are heard, rumors of an egg, a Gruesome Egg, with two leggs, a left leg and a right leg, and the leggs were bird’s leggs—which makes sense in an eggy sort of way. It is haunting the Daark Forest close to the Mumbly Mews and the gerwine Greneff. So off Sir Gillygad gallops (well, hoppedy-hops), there to meet and confront this unique and remarkable beast.
Sir Gillygad and the Gruesome Egg is an adventuresome tale, suitable for children aged 9 to 12 or thereabouts—and adults too, if they still are young at heart and open to the wonders that speak to the mystery of life and becoming.
"Sir Gillygad and the Gruesome Egg is well worth considering for the elementary-middle school bridge." Midwest Review
59 illustrations + 23 capitals, 6x9 format, soft cover, 168 pages, $16.50. Purchase book
May 2012: Now available ~ Padraic Colum’s magical set of tales: The Boy who Knew what the Birds said.
April 2012: Sara of Love in the Suburbs did a neat wooden Easter egg painting with Tiptoes and the Great Oak Tree. Go check out what she's been up to!
Eggs for the Hunting had a great selling run up to Easter - going like hotcakes it was. Thanks to everyone who bought a copy - I hope you enjoyed it.
Eggs for the Hunting
starring Pine Cone and Pepper Pot and the illimitable Tiptoes Lightly
Spring is full of life and life is full of eggs, all sorts of eggs: great cosmic eggs and tiny butterfly eggs, salmon eggs and bird eggs, rabbit eggs and special eggs being gilded and painted by two gnomes called Pine Cone and Pepper Pot. They have been told (gossiped, to be correct) that Farmer John’s children, Tom and June, are going to give them special eggs for Easter, and they decide to reciprocate. However, if you are a gnome, a small gnome—even if you are two small gnomes—then the simplest of tasks (such as finding a bird who does not mind giving you a couple of their eggs) can be a problem ... !!!
Woven into the fabric of the book are many tales, myths and legends: Pepper Pot reads the history of King Karnac and the Turning of Time, Madam Two-Pecks tells her chicks how the universe was created from the World Egg, and the Wise Salmon in Running River tells the fingerlings about the great cycle, the Egg of Life. ‘Eggs for the Hunting’ is a spring tale, a wonder tale, affirming the joy, humor and mystery of life.
Suitable for kindergarten through grade 3 or 4. Soft cover, 108 pgs, $14.95 Purchase Book
A triplet of reviews: "Perfect spring tale for all ages: I fell in love with these books instantly, as did my 5 children. I think this one captures the innocence of spring and Easter beautifully. My children begged for more and I ended up reading this book in only two nights. It would make a wonderful gift in the Easter basket!" Kelly - Amazon Review
"If you aren't a Tiptoes fan yet, "Eggs for the Hunting," the seventh book in the Tiptoes Tales, is a great place to start. It's a wonderful book for young children, highly imaginative and utterly entertaining." David Kennedy Waldorf Today
"Eggs for the Hunting" is an entertaining twist for younger readers, very much recommended." Midwest Book Review
A novel for grown-ups (14 and older) - now available on Amazon, Bob and Nancy's Bookshop, A Toy Garden, Rudolf Steiner College Bookstore, Powell's Books, Barnes and Noble, Ginger and Pickles in Boulder, Colorado. While the big stores carry the book, ordering it from a small vendor is encouraged - thank you.
The Golden Bird has been stolen (apparently) and Tik-Tak is sent to fetch it. The naive and dreamy youth rides southwards (it’s warmer in that direction), gets kicked out of two kingdoms, meets Erce-Ma, loses his hopeless steed, gains a (much) better one, stumbles into the Undwelling and its townships, descends into Akkman’s Dwell, rescues the bird (and other abductees), returns (still not fully awake) with the bird, refuses the hand of the Princess (what!), becomes a successful entrepreneur, is jailed > is released > then steals the bird (wrong order, I know, but that’s the truth), returns to Spring, returns to Tansa, gets familied, assumes the kingship and unites the Three Kingdoms (well, it’s a work in progress).
The Fetching of Spring, written with a (sometimes) humorous nod to the fairy tale, has a deadly serious subtext. It is an awakening tale, the story all of us are in whether we like it or not. Setting out from the Kingdom of the Golden Bird our (inordinately) nascent hero descends via the earthly into contemporary sub-earthly realms. The story (and it is a story in the sense of storytelling) ends with worn-shoe idealism and a peppering of satire to spice things up. $16.50, 248 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, soft cover. Purchase Book
REVIEWS: "The Fetching of Spring is a joyful, heartbreaking, action packed, contemplative, funny, whimsical, uplifting and deeply serious fairy tale for grown-ups. It is wonderful reading of the very best sort: a story strong and true, told with joy and wonder, clarity and hope. This one is not to be missed." Nancy Parsons, Waldorf Books
"A journey is nothing without misadventure. The Fetching of Spring is a humorous spin on the fairy tale from Reg Down, following young Tik-Tak as he is sent off to recover the Golden Bird, and ends up seemingly doing everything but. A story of a young one with good intentions perhaps ending up doing more good than he ever thought he could, The Fetching of Spring is an excellent pick for anyone looking for a fun take on the fairy tale fantasy." Midwest Book Review
"A grail story for our times. This is both a delightful and serious story for the times we live in. There lives in this story pictures we can all live into; the young Fool, leaving home, naively setting forth in quest of a Golden Bird. It is the story of the journey from innocence, to struggle and then the return home with a renewed consciousness of maturity. Take this book into your home and into your heart; a delightful fairy tale for adults! it is truly a Grail story for our times." Amazon Review
April 2012: Thanks to This Cozy Life blog for a sweet review. :) Go on over and check out her site, it's nicely done and she writes well.
News break, October 2011: Jeremy Mouse at Occupy Wall Street!
We have an album of reader's art, craft and costumes connected to Tiptoes and Crew. If you have any items please take a photo and send to me - thanks!
"Beauty will save the world." Dostoevsky
"Yes!" Reg Down