LADY EMMA IN HER LAND OF WONDER
First Book in a Series of Six
Martha M. Harrison
For Grades K - 8th
MEET LADY EMMA.
She wonders, she blunders and
sometimes her adventures
go all asunder.
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.
- Hardcover: 24 pages
- Publisher: Incanto Press (August 8, 2014)
- ISBN-10: 1941217044
- ISBN-13: 978-1941217047
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 K-12 classrooms. She has published 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.
Sometimes, not only children, but adults need help to find the right way to where they are going.Emma had a lot of problems and sometimes needed help.The author says:fell under like a bridge she should never have crossed or a spell cast upon her by a mean witch.
As Emma learned when trouble came to the door knocking, Emma knew what to do! And it's the same thing you would do if it happened to you!So let's see if we can find out the secret. Everyone should listen carefully rather than get lost and not know where you are. What if you fell into a pond and got wet? What if a little witch cast a spell on you?What would you do to show that you are fearless? The author shows what Lady Emma does. She shakes off the water and gets herself dry. Then she goes on her way and say to the witch, Bye! Bye!So instead of feeling afraid she learns that she might stumble and fa;; but that's alright. She'll get back on her feet and skip right on down the street.No one expects you to do these things on your own. Lady Emma's dad would come and help take the darkness away for each and every day.It doesn't hurt to have help. When you have help not only you learn but the person that helps you, learns too.The best gift you can receive is someone that will help you and in return you are loving, thankful and learn confidence so that you can help someone else.The author tells a wonderful children's story of how you can not be afraid, or if you are, how to get over it. The story teaches self reliance and how to depend on yourself. The pictures are lovely little pictures that go right along with the story. Lady Emma went on her adventures and yes, she might fall, but up she'd get and skip on along to the next one. The adventures never end. They just keep going along as Lady Emma learns more and more good lessons on how to be strong and fearless.The book is a lovely little hardback with a dust cover. I loved the coloring and the illustrations. Just an all around lovely teaching and learning book for children and well, for everyone.If you stumble and fall, you can pick yourself right up and go on. If you are having trouble going on, help is there. The author wrote of so many wonderful lessons that can be learned that will carry with the reader for years upon years.
I was given a complimentary copy of LADY EMMA IN HER LAND OF WONDER from the author, Martha M. Harrison for my view of the book. No other compensation took place.