Brave Leaf Goes on Fantastical Adventures in New Book

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Samantha Walker pens tale meant to encourage children to get outside into nature as well as teach kindness.

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Author Samantha Walker has always had a penchant for writing. Born with an artistic soul, she grew up writing poetry and walking in the hills and mountains to commune with nature. “The Butterflies, The Chinese Hornblower & The Dragon” (published by Xlibris UK) is a story that grew from her coming to be inspired by two trees, it is a tale meant to convey her appreciation for nature to her readers.

The mystical, but grumpy, temple keeper grew angry at two Oak saplings that would one day grow and block is view of the mountains. He puts a curse on two Oak tree’s and traps two butterflies in their boughs, a terrible fate for the trees as they did not want to cause the butterflies any distress. A brave leaf undertakes a huge quest to help them escape, but little does he know the consequences his selfless act would unfold.

An excerpt from the book reads:
They only took a small drink from the pond when they had done contemplating and procrastinating. This could be years. But they were not greedy and knew the pond had to sustain other lives too. They also endeavoured to keep the pond a sacred secret. If man ever found this place it would bring out their selfish greediness, and they would destroy it for the life giving properties it held within. They would try to own it, sell the water and make disgusting amounts of money from it. Money was becoming one of man’s greatest evils. They would stop at nothing to become rich and famous for their far eastern discoveries. Or any discoveries!

A tale of fantastical adventures, this story works to enmesh readers in a sense of wonder towards nature. It is Walker’s hope that her tale would encourage children to get outside in to nature and be kind to one another.

“The Butterflies, The Chinese Hornblower & The Dragon”
By Samantha Walker
Hardcover | 8.5 x 11in | 48 pages | ISBN 9781499092028
Softcover | 8.5 x 11in | 48 pages | ISBN 9781499092011
E-Book | 48 pages | ISBN 9781499092035
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Samantha Walker was born in a little village on the western coast of the Lake District. Her writing began at an early age with poetry. She grew up walking every hill and mountain in the lakes, her love of nature deepening with every step. In 2002, she became a college lecturer, and found it to be her vocation in life. Helping and supporting students became her muse. In 2005, she was assessed and diagnosed as dyslexic, which became a common bond and inspiration with many of her students. In 2008, she was involved in a serious road traffic accident, this left her disabled and unable to work. In a bid to do something with the ability she has left, she returned to writing. She has a grown up daughter who is the light and life of her. At present, she lives in a small market town in the Lake District.

Xlibris Publishing UK, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving authors throughout the United Kingdom. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 0800 056 3182 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisUK on Twitter for the latest news.

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