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Pirates Off the Mark

Friday, October 9, 2015 Review by SoTB

PiratesOffMarkBy:  T.W. Kirchner

Tommy Klopt and his family are starting fresh on the straight and narrow. With their new crew member, Cosette, who they saved from a sea witch, the Klopts are building a life in New England. The ever-present ghost pirate, Francois l’Olonnais, has grown quite a reputation in the ghostly realm since meeting the family. He’s garnered respect for acquiring a new crew of mortals, the Klopt family, at his beck and call. Jealousy and greed have not escaped those serving their time in limbo, and unlike l’Olonnais, these pirates seek to control the Klopts to satisfy their desire for power and treasure. The crew of the Whispering Sands has a plan to release l’Olonnais’ hold on the Klopts and mark the family for themselves.

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Rain Dancer

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Review by SoTB

RainDancerBy:  Deborah J. Solberg

Lynx growled and Wolf howled. Rain Dancer was in trouble. The little Indian princess was lost deep in the woods.Grandmother always said that tears make her weak, so Rain Dancer stopped them with her breathing.

Instead, Wolf and Lynx taught Rain Dancer to: ‘Listen with the eye that sees.’ Closing her eyes, Rain Dancer sees Grandmother, drumming and calling to her with her Third Eye. With the help of the Great Creator, and Northern Lights, Rain Dancer ‘sees’ her way through the dark forest.

Lead astray by little wood spirits, she comes face to face with White Bear, who lets her go so she can learn about plants to save her people.

When Rain Dancer finds her way home, she goes to the Spirit World to learn more about her vision quest. Rain Dancer’s Third Eye has shown her the future.

This fully illustrated picture book is perfect for children ages 4-8.

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Little Star

Sunday, August 9, 2015 Review by SoTB

LittleStarBy:  Deborah J. Solberg

Little Star wants to shine his light brighter than all the stars in the sky, but he’s just a baby star, and doesn’t know how.

Father Sun and Mother Moon show Little Star the pretty planet Earth, where people look up to find the light of happiness.

Little Star looks down. Debbie is crying in her sandbox. Her sand castles are kicked apart, and she is sad.

Little Star tries his best to shine, but Debbie can’t see him. He asks North Star, Orion and the Milky Way how they shine, but he must find his own way.

Soon, Little Star imagines he is dancing. Light bursts from all his points.
Debbie notices the twinkle, and soon she is dancing.
Together, the stars help Debbie change, and find her light of happiness.
‘Little Star’ is a transformational and magical story of ‘happily ever after’.

This fully illustrated picture book is perfect for children ages 4-8.


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The Golden Rule

Saturday, June 6, 2015 Review by SoTB

ThegoldenRuleBy:  Deborah J. Solberg

The Golden Rule is a magical tale of an Angel who drops from Heaven with one wing. To earn a second wing, Angel must do a good deed.  The problem? No one can see her.  Not Princess who looks down on Peasant, or Baby Dragon with the tiny roar, or Prince who would rather dance than fight, or Jester with the bad jokes, or Uncle Wizard, who rules an unhappy kingdom.

Angel watches what makes them happy, and begins to create a ‘Golden Rule’ about getting along. ‘Treat others as you want to be treated.’ But Uncle Wizard says they are only words. And words without actions are just words.  Suddenly, Prince leads them in a happy dance, and ‘The Golden Rule’ words come to life. Angel offers to be the Golden Rule Ambassador, and her second wing begins to grow. Soon, Angel flies ‘The Golden Rule’ around the world so everyone on Earth can live, ‘Happily Ever After.’  This fully illustrated picture book is perfect for children ages 4-8.

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The Happy Mirror

Sunday, May 10, 2015 Review by SoTB

TheHappyMirrorBy:  Deborah J. Solberg

The Happy Mirror is a delightful tale of a Queen in the Kingdom of Strife, who is given a new BFF, The Happy Mirror, and dances for joy to see herself. The unhappy people outside her castle tower window make the Queen’s right-side up smile turn upside down. The Happy Mirror can only show her the frown it sees on her face. In a rage, the Queen throws her crown at The Happy Mirror, smashing it to pieces. A Little Boy on a crutch begs her for a piece of mirror. When he sees himself in his tiny mirror, he jumps for joy. As the Queen hands out pieces of mirror to the villagers, she sees their upside down smiles turn right side up, and she feels happiness, from inside out. Sharing The Happy Mirror helps the Kingdom of Strife live, ‘Happily Ever After.’ This fully illustrated picture book is perfect for children ages 4-8.

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The Dragon’s Dream & The Wizard’s Wish

Friday, November 28, 2014 Review by SoTB

Short on Time Books is proud to bring you the first release from an exciting new author!

DragonsDreamBy:  Iggy Snit

Hickorytick Forest is home to fairy tale folk, sprites and fairies. It is also home to dragons! On a quest to solve the problem of having a good night’s rest for fire-breathing dragons, Adamas Dragon meets the wacky Wizard Parr. Parr needs a dragon’s tooth to stop from shrinking out of sight and agrees to help Adamas in his quest. All looks grand from afar, but a good-for-nothing fairy tries to trick Adamas into breaking the tooth fairy code and committing a dastardly deed. It will take his dragon wit and mother’s wise words to save the day. The Dragon’s Dream & The Wizard’s Wish is a tale of magic and adventure guaranteed to be enjoyed by anyone who has ever lost, or ever will lose, a tooth.