Children’s Books by Guy Conner

Elizabeth & Parr

Elizabeth and ParrElizabeth and Parr is an Alice-in-Wonderland-like story for 6 to 10 year-olds. Eight-year-old Elizabeth meets an eccentric hobgoblin named Parr and together they have a series of adventures underground, in the land of hobgoblins, goblins, ogres and fairies. Elizabeth is fearful at first, but her pluck and cleverness carry her through. Parr calls himself ” the very stupidest of all the Hobgoblins”, but he is dependable and brave. Together with their little friend, the Slightest Noise, they overcome all obstacles.

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A is for Arnyx: An Alphabet in Verse

A is for Arnyx“A is for Arnyx” is in the tradition of Lewis Carroll, Dr. Seuss and Edward Lear – verse for children that also appeals to adults. Children will enjoy the simple rhymes and the (sometimes silly) humor. They’ll appreciate the fact that there is one verse (and one creature) for each letter of the alphabet. Adults will enjoy the more subtle forms of humor (“ratatattat” the sound a machine gun makes becomes a rat-like creature with two heads) and appreciate the use of a wide variety of verse forms. Both children and adults will appreciate the vividly imagined illustrations by Llano Blue – creatures conjured up from the merest hints of description in the verse.

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