“Larkin on The Shore” by Jean Mills is an interesting coming of age novel about Larkin, a young teen struggling with major problems mentally and physically which the reader explores through Larkin’s narration.
“Walter the Wanderer” by Pavle Sabic is the fun story about an otter named Walter who goes exploring around the world. Walter lived with his family, but then a storm ruined their house. The family went exploring for a new place to live, and they stopped in Scotland. Walter had to get used to Scotland because they dress, talk, and play sports differently than he was used to. Walter got used to it and started liking it there.
Jennifer Butenas taught early elementary school before choosing to stay at home and raise her three children. She has a Masters in Education with specializations in Curriculum, Instruction and Literacy. Currently she resides in southern New Hampshire where, in addition to story writing, she enjoys photography and designing children’s gift cards for select children’s shops. Inspired by the antics and adventures of her family, she believes in capturing the joy and happiness of the simple things in life.
I was pleasantly surprised how the author turned an affliction into a super hero power. “Episode,” by Tracey Morait gives the reader a glimpse at what it means to have epilepsy, but instead of writing the story about how hard this can be for someone’s day-to-day life, the author creates this world where it is a gift and not a curse.