Perfect for car trips, bedtime stories, or just for quiet time, this captivating anthology emerges from professional author and father of two, A. D. Hasselbring. A Thicket of Tales ignites the imagination, builds self-worth, and strengthens confidence through artfully crafted fairy tales with a contemporary voice. Hasselbring's innovative, family-friendly storytelling engages children, keeping their minds active through positive characters, new vocabulary, and stunning imagery.
A Thicket of Tales ignites the imagination of young listeners while reaffirming their self-worth and building confidence with an important life lesson that can be gleaned from each artfully crafted story. Perfect for car trips, bedtime stories, or just for quiet time, this collection finds its voice through the vision of professional author and father of two, A.D. Hasselbring.
As a beautiful young princess searches for the prince who awaits her at the end of the rainbow, she finds within her a spirit that reveals far greater happiness than she had ever dreamed for herself. In the end, she finds that "it is unconditional love that can build a royal heart and let a true spirit shine through".
Too small to do any of the jobs that she thinks are important, Maria comes home after a disappointing day and cries herself to sleep. She had wanted so much to help, but she just wasn't big enough. That night, as a storm rages outside the family's cottage, Maria learns that "great things are done by those who never stop trying." A Thicket of Tales ignites the imagination of young readers while reaffirming their self-worth and building confidence. As pediatricians increasingly caution parents against allowing children too much “screen time,” A Thicket of Tales provides a welcome option for healthy, creative children’s entertainment, with an important life lesson that can be gleaned from each artfully crafted story.
When young Jack leaves home looking for adventure and to seek his fortune, his father reminds him that "the good you do for others is the good that will come back to you". As he helps those along his path, the young man experiences adventure that he had never dreamed of and finds strength within himself that he never imagined.
"Another fantastic book in this series!"
A humble boat builder seeks to teach his three sons that they must learn to work together, or they will never accomplish anything great. Constantly competing with one another, the brothers fail to do their work each day, much to the disappointment of their father. Finally, a challenge comes along so great that the brothers learn that "It does not matter who does the most, but rather what we can accomplish together that makes the difference."
"Play it again!!!"
As a tiny village slowly becomes encased in snow and ice, the townspeople and even the queen desperately search for someone to bring back the warmth of the sun. While the strongest and bravest fail, an unassuming little glassmaker is called upon by the town's children. With his silver hair, spectacles, and a warmth of spirit that radiates through all that he does, he teaches the town that “in times of trouble, a little bit of warmth can go a mighty long way.”
"A new classic"
Some days, it seems that we all wish that we could be someone else. On this particular day, a young boy gets his wish. As his dreams come true, though, he finally learns that "the best thing you can be is the best you you can be". A collection for children, A Thicket of Tales by A. D. Hasselbring is meant to ignite the imagination of young listeners while reaffirming their self-worth and building confidence. Children and parents learn that "it only goes to show" the many life lessons that can be gleaned from each artfully crafted story.
"This is SO GREAT for homeschooling!"