Chapter Books by M.E. Heller
“What is a Chapter Book?” the child would ask. “A Chapter Book is a treasure trove of stories” I would answer. “The chapters of a book are like the segments of an orange or the beads of a necklace. They tie everything together. Sometimes one is enough while sometimes you must keep on reading to find out what happens next. Hurrah for the Chapter Book! It is the most perfect bedtime story. We are so happy to have written three of them, and they are all about the Brownies, those mythical little gnomes made famous by Palmer Cox.
“What is a Brownie?” the child would ask. “The Brownie is a kind of gnome” I would answer. “A brownie lives in a world invisible to most humans, although some few do claim to have seen one out of the corner of their eye. A brownie is most helpful says the myth, never cruel or stupid like the goblin.”
The child wanted more so I closed my eyes, spread the wings of my imagination, and here and there and everywhere, in caves and tunnels, in fields of flowers, in underwater palaces, in fiery planets, in lairs piled high with treasure, I found them all; brownies and fairies, elves and goblins, dragons and wizards, and even a salamander prince.
A child’s review of The Return of the Brownies
And don’t forget to play the Brownie Game