Wanda Cavaliere Teaches Children to Master their Fear in New Book

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‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’ inspires young readers to make their dreams come true.

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“Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” has been selected for inclusion in the Gold Seal program, which recognizes excellence in writing and overall potential.

In “Don't Be Afraid of the Dark: Nicky Moonbeam Saves Christmas” (published by Trafford Publishing), the 2012 children’s storybook by Wanda Cavaliere, young readers are guided toward overcoming their fears in an imaginative and vibrantly illustrated tale about dreams and hope.

When Christmas Eve arrives, Nicky Moonbeam, The Man in the Moon, receives an emergency signal from the North Pole. Rudolph has come down with a cold and can’t guide the sleigh. The snow is falling faster and thicker by the minute while the mischievous Dream Stealers are playing practical jokes and pranks on Santa’s elves and reindeer which is delaying take-off. Nicky overcomes his fear of entering his new moon phase and finds a way to have the Dream Stealers and elves work together so the children will not be disappointed on Christmas morning.

An excerpt from “Don't Be Afraid of the Dark”:

“Nicky Moonbeam had two important jobs each night. The first was hugging the children before they drifted into dreamland. He loved to stretch his long, moonbeam arms around the Earth to give each child a hug. Nicky’s second job was being the Big Night-Light in the sky so children wouldn’t be afraid of the dark.”

“Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” communicates a valuable message about working together. “It is a heartwarming story with an important lesson children can take to heart,” explains Cavaliere. “It is about coming together to achieve something for the greater good and being happy about their choice.”

“Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” has been selected for inclusion in the Gold Seal program, which recognizes excellence in writing and overall potential.

“Don't Be Afraid of the Dark”
By Wanda Cavaliere
Softcover | 8.5 x 11in | 22 pages | ISBN 9781466906563
E-Book | 22 pages | ISBN 9781466977013
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Former elementary school principal and teacher Wanda Cavaliere holds a bachelor’s degree in history, political science and sociology from Austin Peay State University. She received scholarships to work on her master’s degree at Kent State University and Middle Tennessee State University with emphasis in early childhood curriculum, gifted and special education. She works as a national sales director in the pharmaceutical, human and animal nutrition industries, and as a social worker. Cavaliere does volunteer work as a chemo angel with children, senior adults and rescues greyhounds. She and her husband, Chris, live in Mission Viejo, Calif.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. 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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