Editor’s Note: If you like this fairy re-telling, you can also pre-order Isabel’s picture book, West of Moonlight, East of Dawn.
We hear the owl call around midnight. That’s how we know it’s here. I remember well the first night it arrived. I was up late with a spinning mind that wouldn’t let me sleep. That particular summer day had been a rough one for my family. I lay in bed, looking at the shadows on […]
As a boy, I loved stories by Thornton Burgess, A. A. Milne, and Beatrix Potter. I think they helped me to discover the adventure, the personality, and the dignity in the natural world around me. Since the release of my first book, A Year in the Big Old Garden, I’ve been honored and delighted to […]
Once, hundreds of years ago, there lived a giraffe named Clope who did not like his long neck. He found it most impractical. He wished his head could be closer to the ground. He was, you see, a rather social, most very extroverted giraffe, and most of the animals with whom he was acquainted dwelt […]
It had been three days since I asked Marianne to marry me and she still had not given me an answer. “Let me think it over, Henry,” she had said. Well, how much is there to think over? The question requires a one-word answer and I would rather have been rejected then and there than […]