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Wink’s Magic Tale

Wink is a small red squirrel with a big problem. He cannot stop eating corn. He gets bigger and bigger until his head sticks out of the chimney of his Mistress Esther’s house.

Esther loves Wink but he is too big to stay at home. Before he leaves home Esther gives Wink a magic bag of corn seed.

Conflict breaks out in the community. The animals and birds love Esther because she uses her healing powers to care for them. But they do not want Wink. The corn chokes out the grass and clover the goats and sheep need to eat.

The Stag and Mamma Bear want to keep their young away from Wink, afraid that their offspring will pick up his “habit”. The thought of their children being chased by dogs, or shot by a farmer gives them chills.

Charlie Crow convinces the Wolves and Bears to drive Wink out of the Green Valley.

Wink disappears. Can Esther find Wink before the Wolves and Bears?

There are twists and turns with a surprise ending you don’t want to miss.

This story uses a fairy tale setting to explore the challenges in accommodating children with special needs.

Read more about this book and purchase a copy!

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Forthcoming Book – Wink’s Magic Tale

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The artwork for this new book by Storyteller Laurie

The cover artwork for the new book “Wink’s Magic Tale” by Storyteller Laurie

This story is about the challenges in integrating someone with special needs within a community.

Wink is an abandoned squirrel who is adopted by Esther, who is a sorceress. But even with all her powers, she cannot get Wink to eat. Until he tastes corn. He becomes obsessed with corn, and gets bigger and bigger until his head sticks out of Esther’s chimney.

Too big to stay home, Esther gives Wink a magic bag of corn seed to feed his appetite. Whenever he drops the seed on the ground, corn magically sprouts from the earth.

The animals and birds love Esther for her powers of healing. But they don’t want Wink. The corn he is planting chokes out the grass and the flowers the animals need for food. They are also don’t want their young to be friends with Wink, because they are afraid that they might become addicted to corn.

Wink vanishes, where he has he gone?

What can Esther do? Can the power of magic, or the strength of love bring Wink back?

Esther, Alfred and Wink

Esther, Alfred and Wink – artwork by Laurie Campbell

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Forthcoming shows

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Here you can find where I will be selling my books.

Art from the Heart Valentine’s Day Craft Show

Saturday February 3, 429 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario – more info

Big Love Show, sponsored by Freewheeling Craft

Saturday February 10, 250 City Centre North, Ottawa, Ontario – more info

Mother’s Day Bazaar

Saturday May 12, Longfields Manor, 330 Beatrice Dr., Ottawa, Ontario – more info

Spring Craft Fair

Sunday May 27, All Saints High School, 5115 Kanata Ave, Kanata, Ontario – more info

 

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