The Silver Moon Storybook is Elaine’s first published work, a collection of modern fairy tales that weaves contemporary, progressive values and messages into seven magical stories.
What darkness lies in the past of a little witch, cursed into the shape of a giant?
As the silver moon rises, who will save a magical unicorn, imprisoned in the castle of a tyrant, or befriend an enormous clown who roams the world alone? Can a humble weaver find the courage to face a terrible monster? And what will be the fate of a powerful mermaid, at war with the world above her ocean? Join them and other enchanting characters in these haunting tales of illusion, discovery and love.
An exquisitely illustrated bedtime story for young readers (and perhaps some not so young), The Silver Moon Storybook weaves progressive and modern themes into touching fables full of the magic and shadows of traditional fairy tales.
Elaine Gunn has been writing more or less constantly since she first picked up a pencil in primary school. Years of unpublished literary genius languish in handwritten journals, high school English portfolios, corporate banking reports and various awful pitch documents full of impeccably-written digital marketing jargon. Her first published work, The Silver Moon Storybook, is a collection of feminist fairy tales, written as an antidote to the passive princess culture that she became horribly aware of when her children started watching telly. Elaine is also a reiki practitioner and Dr. Hauschka esthetician; you can check out her website at http://somethinglovely.scot.
This book is stunning, a hardback, purple cover with silver embossed writing and illustration, my photo doesn’t do it justice! (Our Instagram has a video of it sparkling)
The book contains 7 wonderful stories with stunning illustrations. The author tells you in the introduction that she planned for these to be in colour but due to costs they are plain sooooo she invites the children who read the book to colour them in and bring her characters alive (as I’m screaming NO NOOOOO!)
This book is a quick read, the stories aren’t overly long which i think is perfect for a child to pick up and put down. The stories are well written and flow with ease, I really enjoyed the whole feel of the book. It would make the ideal gift for any book lover.
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