We all disappear into sadness for one reason or another. And sometimes it's hard to find our way back to contentment. Stories provide the bridge. Especially stories like Grimm's Fairy Tales that aren't afraid of shadows and paradox
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 29, 2009
Douglas Glenn Clark's fable The Lake That Stole Children blends the dark mysteries of Grimm's Fairy Tales with the modern challenges young people face today.
Clark said his goal was to give young adult readers a harrowing thriller, but in a style that could be included in Grimm's Fairy Tales. He also wanted to create an adventure book that unites readers of all ages, even as it dramatizes the bonds so easily lost between parent and child.
In Clark's work of fiction, children in a quiet Michigan lake town go missing, yet no one is talking. Then the voice of a reclusive fisherman's lost son is heard keening in the night. And the townspeople realize they can no longer bear to keep quiet about their troubling secret.
"We all disappear into sadness for one reason or another. And sometimes it's hard to find our way back to contentment. Stories provide the bridge. Especially stories like Grimm's Fairy Tales that aren't afraid of shadows and paradox," says the Los Angeles area writer.
Clark's redemptive adventure book tale that involves a death-defying rescue has attracted teachers and parents who say they have found The Lake That Stole Children suitable for reading aloud to young audiences.
A public school teacher in Alcona, Michigan now incorporating The Lake That Stole Children into her creative writing class syllabus says she simply loves the book. "Reading aloud a little each day to my eighth grade creative writing class got them thinking about the genre," says Carol Begian-McGuire.
Life lessons in the adventure book revolve around the themes of love, anger, freedom and forgiveness. It begins with a sensitive boy's deep yearning for exciting experiences. It concludes only after his fierce and protective father has gone to battle with a frightening force of nature - and himself. Like many of the legendary narratives in Grimm's Fairy Tales, The Lake That Stole Children merges enchantment with temptation.
Clark has been the subject of feature stories in various New England and Midwestern newspapers. He has also written for the theater. His plays have been produced at the Old Globe Theatre, as well as the Chester Theatre Company in the Berkshires. He has received writing awards from the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Michigan arts councils. His journalism has been published in daily newspapers, such as the Los Angeles Daily News and various print and online publications.
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For more information about The Lake That Stole Children visit http://www.dgclarkgroup.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org The Lake That Stole Children is now available at Amazon.com.
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