TV was very basic black-and-white. The story tells of a time when life was much simpler and kids could play outdoors without worry.
MANCHESTER, England (PRWEB UK) 16 December 2014
“Dragonfly House and Giant in a Tea Cup” centers on two young boys named Luke and Jack. In the first half of the book, the boys are both 8 years old, while in the second they are 13. The first half of the story deals with the implications of danger and privation on the two boys, who enlist the help of magical creatures to overcome obstacles. The second half involves the children and their families enduring a drought, forest fires and the threat of wolf attacks on their land during what was considered peacetime following the war.
“This is a time before computer games, texting, cell phones, the Internet and the World Wide Web,” Aspinall says of her book’s setting. “TV was very basic black-and-white. The story tells of a time when life was much simpler and kids could play outdoors without worry.”
An excerpt from “Dragonfly House and Giant in a Tea Cup”:
“In Dragonfly House the Summers were good
Out on the lake or up in the wood
You could swim on a fish
Or talk to a fly
Even feed a bear as he passed by
When the rain was dark and pouring
Dragonfly House was never boring”
“Dragonfly House and Giant in a Tea Cup”
By I.P. Aspinall
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 130 pages | ISBN 9781483410791
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 130 pages | ISBN 9781483410777
E-Book | 130 pages | ISBN 9781483410784
About the Author
I.P. Aspinall was born in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland. Her husband’s work has led her around the world to live in Manchester, England; Swansea, Wales; Urbana, Illinois; and Xi’an in the People’s Republic of China. She is a mother of three and a grandmother of three.
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