by Malcolm R. Campbell
Emily’s Stories is three short stories that will delight and entertain readers (and listeners) of all ages, with the tales of the young girl, Emily Walters, as she explores her world and that of the world around her… both mundane and temporal.
Emily’s Stories by Malcolm R. Campbell is available in Print, All Ebook Formats and as an Audiobook.
Emily Walters is a sharp, inquisitive fourteen-year-old north Florida girl who loves maps, her rusty old bike, and the forest behind her house. Sometimes her dreams tell her the future and sometimes her waking hours bring wise birds and other spirits into her life. In these three short stories, join Emily in adventures and mysteries.
When her family vacations in the mountains in “High Country Painter,” a wise Pine Siskin tells her she must quickly learn how to paint dreams into reality to prevent an afternoon hike from becoming a tragedy.
In “Map Maker,” she’ll need her skills—and the help of a Chuck-will’s-widow—to fight a developer’s plans for from bulldozing the sacred forest behind her house and replacing it with a subdivision.
In “Sweetbay Magnolia,” she’ll learn the secrets of her grandmother’s favorite tree, the crumbling almost-forever house down on the river, and why some ghosts would rather visit than haunt.
Three sweet short stories evoke Florida’s summer heat, small town American values, big business vs real people, and a hint of myth and magic as a wise young teen, drawn to maps and images, follows her wise middle-aged structural engineer father. Old world and new blend pleasingly with leisurely descriptive prose, convincing teen view-point, and a wealth of information hidden in the mist of alluring short fiction. – Sheila Deeth
The kid is powerful because she can see & hear the beauty and the magic in Nature. This audiobook has the coldest, scariest ghost voice in the world and also the wonderful open, free and uninhibited voice of ‘Emily’. AND the voices of birds and much more. The widest range of voices I’ve heard from a narrator. And all seemed real, not forced. I believed it – I believed this could happen. – M. Stein
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Emily’s Stories is narrated and produced by Storyteller Productions – Kelley Hazen and Bruce Carver – of Los Angeles, California. http://TheStorysTheThing.com. The boutique, state-of-the-art studio offers full recording services featuring intuitive narration. For Emily’s Stories, Kelley found pictures of the birds that became such important characters for Emily and clips on YouTube by avid birders who had recorded the cry of each of these birds. Then when she gave the bird characters voices or imitated their calls, she made it sound as much like that bird in real life as she was able.