Two Friendly Witches - 5 Short Stories (Books 1 to 5)
Collection of 5 short stories for children. In telling these stories, grandpa's aim is to promote positive qualities in children and at the same time provide laughter and suspense.
- Paperback | 102 pages
- 127 x 203 x 5mm | 109g
- 09 Aug 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white
About MR Michael De Leo
I was born in Italy and have been in Australia since I was 9 years old. I am a granddad (Nonno in Italian). Whilst my grandchildren were growing up I was fortunate in having had the opportunity to spend a considerable amount of time with them. I played games with them, talked down to their level (my wife jokes that I talked UP to their level) and they made sure that I really never grew up. I took them to movies, picnics, camping, museums, zoo, library and anywhere else which was going to be fun for them and of some educational value. I especially enjoyed making up stories to tell my grandchildren throughout their toddler years and beyond. Most of the times that they came to visit, which was often, they would come to me and say "Nonno, please tell us a story." Of course, I didn't need much encouragement and sat them around me to listen to whatever I was able to come up with on the spur of the moment. Not long ago my youngest grandson was asked by his school teacher to write about someone who had a positive influence in shaping his life. To later find out that he wrote about me is something that will remain as one of, if not the greatest, achievement of my life. My grandchildren have now grown up and have sadly long gone past the children stories stage, but sometimes I overhear them reminisce about the stories that I had told them. On a number of occasions they have said to me; "Nonno, why don't you write children's stories and sell them on the Internet and book shops?" After several years of toying with the idea - here I am! I hope that you, your children and grandchildren, enjoy these stories as much as my grandchildren enjoyed the stories that I told them.