New Children’s Book Inspires Imagination, Wonder In Readers

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‘Once Upon A Time’ by Gloria Glendale retells legends, tall tales from author’s childhood in entertaining, dramatic fashion.

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Glendale writes, “I want every child who reads my stories to have a bit more imagination than they started with, and learn some of the lessons as well.”

As a child growing up in the Tsatsisnukwomi Village, located off the northern part of Vancouver Island, author Gloria Glendale enjoyed hearing the stories and legends of her people, the Da’naxda’xw-Awaetlala Tribes, told over and over again. She now shares that love with other young readers in her new collection of children’s short stories, “Once Upon A Time” (published by Trafford Publishing)

“My stories are taken from the legends that were told from generation to generation,” explains Glendale. “Some just came from the imagination that grew from listening to those very same stories and legends.”

The stories in “Once Upon A Time” reflect the morals and lessons that Glendale learned from her tribe’s stories, which she hopes to pass on to young readers. In one story, a mink thinks he has to get married so he won’t be alone for the rest of his life. In another, a mother learns that understanding her family’s past is essential to her and future generations.

Both entertaining and informative, “Once Upon A Time” is packed with tall tales and heartwarming stories. Glendale hopes to make readers laugh as well as feel good while sharing the stories about her home.

Glendale writes, “I want every child who reads my stories to have a bit more imagination than they started with, and learn some of the lessons as well.”

“Once Upon A Time”
By Gloria Glendale
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 54 pages | ISBN 9781490722450
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 54 pages | ISBN 9781490722467
E-Book | 54 pages | ISBN 9781490722443
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Gloria Glendale was born in Tsatsisnukwomi Village. She is a member of the Da’naxda’xw-Awaetlala Tribes of Knight Inlet on the coast of British Columbia. She grew up in the Courtenay, Campbell River area, and has raised her two children and entertained many of her nieces and nephews with her short stories.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.

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