Published by Itasca Books on 2014-08-15
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Girls & Women, Imagination & Play
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Lady Emma is a young girl whose adventures lead her to missteps and mistakes. She tumbles and jumbles and falls out of her boat. She falls under a bridge and under a witch's spell. She faces dragons and ogres. As her father guides her gently through life and she finds a prince, she ultimately learns that she must fix-up her own mix-ups before she can find her dreams. The character Lady Emma indirectly emerged from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.
Precious, precious, precious. Is the only way that I know how to begin this review for the Lady Emma in her Land of Wonder. This children’s book is one that is such an easy read and easy to understand. However, the storyline is far from simple. It’s huge. It’s a coming of age tale wrapped up nicely in 24 pages. Along the way of life, Emma makes mistakes but she gets right back up and pushes forward. Along the way there are those that help her be the young lady, she soon becomes. What if she never got up after that first obstacle? Where would she be?
The illustrations are beautiful. They correspond perfectly with the words of each page. Lastly, the writing is inviting, descriptive and engaging for all readers. Dr. Harrison created a lovely children’s book, that even I, am eager to read with my 13 year old daughter.
Dr. Martha M. Harrison has a stellar reputation as an instructor of children’s and young adult literature, teaching children in Grades K-8, adults in undergraduate schools, and graduate students who are teachers in Grades K-12 classrooms. She is an author with publications in academic journals that focus on reading and literature for children and young adults and has conducted numerous presentations on the works of Maurice Sendak and Theodore S. Geisel, “Dr. Seuss”. She is now applying her talents and experiences from her academic career to the creation of her own books. Lady Emma In Her Land Of Wonder is her first children’s book. She lives south of San Francisco in Burlingame, California with “The Mad Hatter” and with “The Cheshire Cat” just down the road. She is a Professor at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California. For more information about the author, see expanded biography inside the book or visit www.incantopress.com/ladyemma.