The Tale Of Greta Gumboot And Other Stories
Sequel now available in ebook and Paperback(click here)
Published by chipmunkapublishing
Paperback 116 pages
'The Tale of Greta Gumboot and Other Stories’ is a collection of
illustrated children's magical adventure stories about brave (and not so brave) boys, girls,
wizards, witches, talking animals and more. The tales are set in strange and
wonderful worlds, sparkling with magic. There’s also a selection of
rhyming stories in the collection. These include some of my
favourites the Epheline stories. He’s a very magical animal who is part cat, part Elephant, particularly
cute, furry and purple as they come. He loves cakes and has the ability to let out a magical
musical whistle, which sends children safely to sleep back in their own
soft, warm beds. He prefers only to come out at night and is about to make some
wonderful new friends in the woods and the park. The tales make great bedtime stories for kids. The story collection is aimed at boys and girls ranging
in age from 5 to 8, although younger children can still enjoy being read to from the book and older children may enjoy the book too. There’s
plenty of fun and adventures for any child. My magical book is available in paperback and in ebook form on the
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The book contains the following
collection of magical stories and rhymes:
- The tale of Greta Gumboot
- Gilby and the hall of statues
- Mr Bumble the wizard
- Bridge across the sky
- Holly and the unicorn
- Inkerus Haventower And the Mysterious Marooned Mog
- Smitten the kitten and the mighty Israh Kazoo
- The Fairytale Baker
- Benny Beaver and the whistling fairy
- The Epheline
- The Ephelines’ new friends
- The bear with the magical jewel
- The Ephelines’ Christmas whistle
- The Ephelines’ new House
- Alfie Gobbleton
- A pup in your handbag
- Domble the dreadful
Extract from 'The Tale Of Greta Gumboot And Other Stories'.
Greta Gumboot was a particularly plump, rather
wicked little witch. She had a lonely life, living in a stuffy little cottage at
the edge of a large, lush green forest. Greta had quite peculiar taste in
clothes. She always wore a large black pointy hat over her bright red hair, a
long purple dress and big brown boots. Greta devoted her life to searching for
the perfect tasty treat. Every day she went out into the woods and by the power
of her dark wand an unlucky forest creature would become her next delectable
bite to eat. Last Tuesday she changed a chubby old rabbit, who was actually a
rather nice fellow, into a Belgian chocolate bunny. Then she nibbled his ears
off one by one. The following day it was Cyril the snakes turn. In a bright
flash of light he became a very large, very sticky, particularly sweet candy
cane. Greta loved candy canes and gobbled it down as fast as she could, along
with three jelly worms, which a few minutes earlier had been real slimy
wriggling earthworms. She topped of the day with some crunchy butterfly
biscuits, with purple and white icing. Only moments before they had been pretty
butterflies fluttering about joyfully, enjoying the sunshine and the forests
beautiful bluebells, primroses and daffodils. Now on that Thursday something
very strange happened to Greta, while she was in the woods. She was creeping her
way through some beautiful rhododendron bushes, with their large, sweet smelling
bunches of pink, blue and white flowers. She hoped to find some poor
unsuspecting soul to turn into her next mouth-watering treat. She sprang out
into a little clearing, hoping to catch someone unawares, and instead she got a
surprise of her own. A deep bellowing voice from nowhere, echoed all around her.
“I” said the voice “Am Julius Beetroot, keeper of the ultimate treat!” “Ahh!”
screamed Greta, with shock “who’s that?” She raised her wand to defend herself.
“I’ll tell you again.” Said the voice “I am Julius Beetroot! And if you lower
your wand I may allow you a taste of heaven itself. A treat far greater and more
magical then anything any witch could ever conjure!” Greta lowered her wand
slowly. “I’m listening,” she said with a sly smile. A cute, little red squirrel
skipped out from among the trees dressed in a blue cape. Greta was greatly
surprised when the mighty voice of Julius Beetroot echoed from its tiny lips
“Follow me!” he instructed heartily. Greta raised her wand ‘Mmm chocolate
squirrel.’ she thought ‘My favourite!’ ’
Review by Will Kalif from http://fantasyguide.stormthecastle.com. Five stars on amazon.com.
This is a fun book for children with tales of wizardry and magic. It is full of stories
about dragons, unicorns and more. It also includes some enchanting rhymes. I enjoyed
this book and it is suitable for children and adults of all ages. The stories, rhymes,
and illustrations were all done by Lee. It is a nice creative work.
A Great Collection of Stories for Children(review by Barbara J. Smith) five stars on Amazon.com.
"The Tale of Greta Gumboot and Other Stories," by Lee Pritchett, is a wonderful collection of stories set in a magical world. Greta Gumboot, the bad witch of the forest, loved turning forest animals into wonderful tasty treats. Imagine a real bunny turned into a chocolate bunny. Yummy! But, of course, this really wasn't a nice thing to do so Greta Gumboot was taught a lesson by those very same animals she'd eaten. What a cute story with a good lesson. Greta Gumboot, bad witch-turned-good, ends up helping others and being a good friend to those she used to turn into candy!
Greta Gumboot is just the first of several exciting tales in this book. Although the book is geared for the 4- to 8-year-old child, I believe older children will also enjoy it. The tales include Gilby, a wizard's apprentice, who saves the kingdom, and Mr. Bumbles, the wizard who loses his hat and magic but, thanks to Greta Gumboot, receives both back along with a group of new friends.
This book is full of wizards, witches, goblins, princesses, and even a kitten and an epheline (wondering what that is?). Each story is a unit unto itself but many of them are intertwined in a very intriguing way. Children will want to continue reading, not because it's passed their bedtime, but because the stories are so good. Luckily, the book is broken up into several tales so that he or she can start a new tale the following day.
All the stories are great but my own personal favorite is Holly and the Unicorn. Holly gets all the forest animals, including a rabbit with headphones and a dancing bear, to help find the baby unicorn's Mum. This is just too cute.
Each one of these tales could have been a book by itself, but Lee Pritchett has combined them all into one big book for your child to enjoy. This may be Mr. Pritchett's first book but it certainly won't be his last. And if you're wondering what an epheline is, you'll just have to read Lee Pritchett's "The Tale of Greta Gumboot and Other Stories!"
ASIN: B0032FPYPQ(Kindle edition)
Berty Tumblefluff and Friends,
The book's new sequel. Another illustrated book full of children's magical adventure stories and rhyming stories. The tales within the collection are a mixture of sequels to the stories in 'The Tale of Greta Gumboot and
Other Stories' and brand new tales. the book is for kids(boys and girls) ages 5 to 8, although younger children can still enjoy being read to from the book and older kids may like the book too. The collection is full of witches, wizards, dragons, fairies, talking animals and more. Now available in paperback, ebook and kindle edition.
© Lee Pritchett