Down the Rabbit Hole, A Mystical Adventure

This short story is an enchanting tale with a message for all ages, that real magic is not an illusion but something we all possess. “Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.” —Goethe The title of this story, “down the rabbit hole,” is of course from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865), a wonderful children’s story by Lewis Carroll in which a charming young girl named Alice falls down a rabbit hole into a strange, dreamlike world. “It was much pleasanter at home,” thought Alice, “when one wasn’t always being ordered about by mice and rabbits. I almost wish I hadn’t gone down the rabbit hole, and yet, and yet…” “Down the rabbit hole” has become a term used for referring to a situation that is strange, confusing, or illogical, often mystical or magical, and, in this story, an encounter from which one will emerge with increased knowledge, widened horizons, enriched imagination, and a sense of greatly enlarged possibilities. In Carroll’s sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass (1871), near the end of her encounter with the White Queen, Alice protests that “one can’t believe impossible things.” The White Queen famously retorts, “I daresay you haven’t had much practice. When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” Unlike the White Queen, I do not advocate believing impossible things. But it is much to be hoped that this short story and the anthology that follows it will encourage the reader to consider all the possibilities and therefore believe at least one magical thing—perhaps even “before breakfast.” This charming fantasy will have you and your children engaged and laughing. Even better, it will leave them with the message that they have within them all the spirit and magic they’ll ever need. Mystical, whimsical, and richly entertaining from the opening scene to the unexpected conclusion, this inspirational short story will transport you to a wonderful place and resound in your heart long after the last works have been read. For more information please see the ‘Look Inside’ feature on the book’s Amazon page. 2020 Edition Short Story. Includes a bonus Anthology Section, e-reader page count 97 (estimated, actual count varies depending on the reading device used). Thank you, and enjoy!

Meet M.G. Hawking

M.G. Hawking is an avid traveler, adventurer, and writer. Devoted to exploring remote areas of the globe to discover regions unknown to the Western world, always in search of extraordinary people and experiences, he has found many, especially in the Great Range of the Himalayas, the setting for most of his books. His focus is documenting profound wisdom traditions and revealing the knowledge and power they convey. Hawking is the author of the book series, ‘In The Valley of Supreme Masters,’ along with its associated companion volumes. When not traveling, he spends his time working on projects related to presenting books of an esoteric nature with his wonderful team in Northern California. Heather Cantrell, M.Litt., contributor and editor for Wisdom Masters Press, is an experienced world traveler. Having been born in Nepal to British parents who were teachers in various parts of Asia, she has extensive experience in the Himalayas, and is a devoted equestrian and animal lover. Amber Chellings, M.Phil., contributor and newsletter director, is an avid photographer, outdoor enthusiast and ardent equestrian. Jenna Wolfe, Ph.D., our exceptional research expert, contributor and book content supervisor, is a primary link to our numerous academic technical advisers.

Trapped

Pibbin the Treefrog hops into his most puzzling adventure! He can’t solve it alone, so he heads up a team to figure out mystifying clues, search a booby-trapped tunnel, and rescue his squirrel-friend’s little brother.
~Full-color illustrations, map, and reference color photos of frogs. 
~An easy-to-read story for ages 7 and up.
~Also available as an audiobook.


Clumsy Nelson: A story of Self-esteem, Bravery, Grit, Friendship with an Environmental message

Nelson, once the clumsiest seal in the sea, is always needing his friends to get him out of trouble. When his friends are trapped, can Nelson find bravery inside himself and save the day? 

Follow his journey in this modern fairytale to find out.

Poor Clumsy Nelson, he’s always stumbling, bumping or crashing in the plastic polluted sea. We all have times where we feel uncomfortable about who we are. Being clumsy isn’t always easy.

Nelson is a master in getting into trouble. But when a terrible danger captures his friends, Nelson discovers he can DO IT.

Clumsy Nelson is a message of positive self-esteem, courage, perseverance, and friendship for any child who has trouble finding the hero inside.

Clumsy Nelson is also a fun and engaging adventure into environmental awareness,published by Save the Planet Books.

“An inspiring and beautifully illustrated picture book that teaches kids about courage and determination.” – Kate Lobs, teacher.

A story that inspires kids of all ages to never give up and empowers them to find the hero inside.

About the Author

Serena Lane Ferrari is a mother and an English teacher. She writes books for children concerning the future of our Planet.

With Clumsy Nelson, The Butterfly Inside and Stinky Super Skunk, Serena introduces young readers to the important lesson of respecting differences.

About the Illustrator

Giorgia Vallicelli was born in Bologna in 1984 and at a very young age, she discovered she had a talent for art.

Drawing was her first passion, since then she became a highly talented and requested artist for children’s images, poetry and picture books.

Giorgia is already a multi award-winning illustrator.


Meet Serena Lane Ferrari

Serena Lane Ferrari is a mother and an English teacher.
She writes books for children concerning the future of our planet.
Serena hopes her stories will encourage future generations to be aware of and engage with environmental issues.

Down with the Dance

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Middle School Mayhem: Down with the Dance is the first book in this action-packed, hilarious series.  

Meet Austin Davenport, whose fabulous luck landed him on this earth only eleven short months after his brother, Derek, putting them in the same grade. While Austin’s brain power is unmatched, it appears as if his brother got all the athletic gifts and the family butt-chin, meaning their parents love Derek more than Austin, or so it seems.

Join Austin on his journey through the tumultuous waters of middle school as he navigates the swampy and undeodorized hallways and explores the depths of the cafeteria’s seafood surprise.

Oh, and someone is plotting to take down the Halloween Dance, the one that Austin has his sights set on, so he can take Sophie Rodriguez, a girl way out of his league, but who doesn’t seem to know it.

Can he stay one step ahead of the new principal who has it out for him? Will Austin figure out who the perpetrators are? Will he save the dance in time? Will he wear a diaper on a stakeout?

This first in a planned series of twelve will have you ROFLing like you never have before.

The funny and fast-paced nature of this series is meant for middle grade and early young adult readers.

Beware! This series has the tendency to turn reluctant readers into eager ones.  

Fitness is Fun

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Fitness is Fun is the first book of a forthcoming series that highlights the benefits of learning fitness at a young age. With whimsical illustrations and text appropriate for kids ages 2-5, this book is an ideal addition to any family interested in teaching kids about a healthy lifestyle from the start.

About the author: Kayla Ferguson is a creative professional passionate about storytelling for the greater good. She can be found online at www.kaylamferguson.com.

Alfie Brown: The Boy With Purple Eyes (Who Discovered He Can Do Magic) [Part One]

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A whole new wizarding world. A tested friendship. The greatest of magical quests.

Alfie Brown doesn’t really care that he has different colour eyes to everyone else, he feels normal in his normal school, normal town, normal grandparents and normal(ish) best friend Tommy.

But things take a turn for the strange at the start of their last year of school that throws them into a world of magick (with a K), wizards and evil demons…

After following a white rabbit, Alfie and his best friend Tommy stumble into a corridor in their school that wasn’t there before, before being saved by a man, or more a Wizard, in a cowboy hat.

There is a whiff of destiny in the air as the mysteries about his purple eyes, the whereabouts of his parents and the existence of real magic are set to be revealed…

But when Alfie is attacked and makes an enemy of an evil demon that is intent not just on killing him but on ending the entire world, Alfie knows he needs help.

Just in time, he meets the charismatic wizard Nikolas Wiseman, who introduces Alfie to the magical world, taking him to the magical city of Magicity and helping him in his quest to defeat a very tricky killer demon.

With double crosses at every turn, Alfie struggles with who to trust.

Will Alfie live up to the pressure and save the magical world he’s just found?

Will he find out where and why his parents disappeared when he was a baby?

If Alfie and his friends don’t work out the ancient magical mystery and defeat the demon then everything he knows and loves could be lost forever.

Alfie Brown: The Boy With Purple Eyes (Who Discovered He Could Do Magic)”is a standalone fantasy novel. If you like Harry Potter, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, The Sword in the Stone and The Magicians, then you’ll love a book that combines all of their best traits in a fast-paced, captivating, magical adventure.

Buy the book to start reading Jack Simmonds tale of magick, wizards and demons today!