First-Time Xulon Press Author Releases Children’s Book Encouraging Kids to Dream

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By learning to use their imagination, kids will dream of places they’d like to travel, much like the main character.

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The story is about happiness, kindness, dreams and sharing dreams with other young readers.

Within the pages of Connie Kittleson Tollefson’s new book, Papa Gnome's Magical Mirror Tree Stump Home($19.99, paperback, 9781545661772; $29.99, hardcover, 9781545661789; $9.99, ebook, 9781545661796), readers, adults and kids alike, will find the story of Papa Gnome leaving his old country and traveling to America. In America, he finds his happiness through dreams and shares with children that dreams do come true for all ages.

The story engages young children to read, and through reading a story, they can dream. Each child will have a feeling of happiness and dream about places they would like to travel to and find that someday a dream can come true in real life.

“The story is adorable to young readers,” says Tollefson. “Papa Gnome's Tree Stump is a real, visual structure in Surrey, North Dakota. The story is about happiness, kindness, dreams and sharing dreams with other young readers.”

Connie Kittleson Tollefson is a retired preschool teacher and paraprofessional educator. She is from a family of eleven children and grew up on a farm in the Turtle Mountains in North Dakota. She and her husband, Chuck, have owned and operated a custom cabinet shop in North Dakota.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Papa Gnome's Magical Mirror Tree Stump Home is available online through,, and

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