Children’s and YA Stories

MY CHILDREN’S AND YOUNG ADULT STORIES

BottlingTennessee CoverBottling Tennessee: A Davy Crockett Tall Tale

After the Indian Bill passes forcing Native Americans onto Indian Reservations, Davy Crockett leaves Congress determined to help them. Along the way he tames a black bear he names Death Hug. He bottles Tennessee air, soil, and water, and together they take the long journey to visit his Native American friends. With a little help from Death Hug, Davy transforms the desert into a lush land so the Native Americans can resume their traditional way of life.

Bottling Tennessee is a 4,000 Word Short Story. It is suitable for readers 6 to 106. Everyone can enjoy a good tall tale!

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JTG Cover Other SitesJourney to Glory: A Story of a Civil War Soldier and His Dog

Seventeen-year-old Ethan Mire is excited when war is declared and is eager to enlist in the Confederate Army. This is the defining moment of his generation and he wants his chance to achieve glory.

His loyal dog Sam won’t be parted from him. Though he thinks human warfare is madness, he becomes the mascot for the Georgia regiment. His job is to keep the soldiers company and raise morale until Ethan’s first battle gives him a more important mission.

Will Sam follow Ethan only to find the grave?
And who will achieve glory in this Civil War tale?

This story is written for a PG-13 audience and can be enjoyed by teens and adults alike.
This 16,000 word story is suitable for teens and adults.

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Brother Against Brother

Brother Against Brother 2A Collection of 6 Civil War short stories and 2 excerpts written from both Union and Confederate points of view. Brother Against Brother provides snapshots of lives during the Civil War. This collection gives readers many different perspectives: drummer boys, brave-hearted soldiers, a prisoner of war, and even a young lady waiting at home for the war to end.
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Who_Tells_the_Moon_t_Cover_for_KindleWho Tells the Moon to Sleep?

Picture book for ages 8 and up.

Having learned from Mama that the world is filled with things that do what they please like the moon and the cat, eight-year-old Tess wonders why she and Mama are constantly told what to do. They are told when to play, when to eat, and even when to sleep. Mama gently explains that they are slaves and are told what to do because they are owned by the couple in the big house whose fields they work. But Tess realizes that a person can never truly be owned. The master cannot control her mind or her heart.

This is a tender story that tells of the heartbreak of slavery and one little girl’s powerful plea for freedom.

 

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Three Little Flies and the Big Bad Frog

Three Little Flies Cover2The Three Little Flies and the Big Bad Frog is an amphibian and insect adaption of the classic fairy tale The Three Little Pigs. With the cute pictures and simple text, it is perfect for a read aloud. This story can also be used in a fairy tale unit or to teach a compare and contrast lesson.

Review from Jillian: “This is a wonderful children’s story! My first grade class really enjoyed the story! They made great text to text, text to self, and text to world connections. I will definitely be on the lookout for more children’s book by Ms. Whitehall in the future!”

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Teddy’s Christmas Surprise

Teddy's Surprise Cover EbookTeddy doesn’t fit in with the other toys in Santa’s workshop. Will a child like him? Santa teaches Teddy to celebrate what makes him different. He even has some surprises for him just in time for Christmas! This is the perfect story to help children learn to be comfortable with who they are. Everyone is special.
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