Ethelle Gladden

Biography

I’m Ethelle Gladden, and I live in Ojai, California. I’m a family matriarch of sorts, with my family consisting of a niece, two nephews and four cats — everybody else is strewn along the east coast. I drove to California in 1988 and found my way to Ojai in 1993. My career in writing children’s picture books was launched in 2010. I enjoy childhood make believe and have yet to outgrow (if 56 years hasn’t done it, nothing will).

Books

There's No Free Lunch (except for this book)
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Price: Free! Words: 1,420. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Law & Crime
Bobby repented swiping the pack of gum with each five steps he took to his father's one, on their way to the house. He prayed his mother was home to temper the situation. However, Bobby, his father and mother were in for a surprise ending with the resolution of this serious situation.
Once Upon a Time Before the Millennial Reign
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Religious / Christian / Fantasy
Auntie Sunday leads her rapt audience (including us) into her eye-view of life during the seven-year apocalypse. It's a world that fascinates and repels (without gore). It's a picture book of mystical realism that is primed to make children think about Bible prophesy. Enjoy and consider!
A New Twist On An Old Christmas Carol
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,360. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
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Charles Dickens’s 'Christmas Carol' has a timeless quality that is as fresh as when it was first written. I've tailored this story to Tracy who, along with her sister and father, are plunged into hard times. Yet, the Christmas magic that changes their luck is "… found in the simile and my unhallowed hands shall not disturb it, or my story’s done for." Merry Christmas!
Give Thanks There Is Still Time
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Thanksgiving
Bobby, a little boy of indefinite age, is heartbroken when he finds out he'll not get a new video game systems. However, his magic cat helps him to see life's big picture.
Christmas Around the World
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
Mr. Johnson is reading his traditional Christmas Eve story to Bootsie, Lawanda, Latifa, Mrs. Johnson and Baby. He will relate how Christmas is celebrated around the world (or, more particularly, Ghana, Nigeria, China and England). Let him read to you, as you read to yours, and we'll all be children again.
Grandmother's Way Home
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,290. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
This is about the wish to go back to simpler times, as per 10-year-old Junebug's great-grandmother ("Grandmother"). He loves her tales about the old days handed down from the people who actually lived them (Grandmother is over 100-years-old). Even though she is fading fast, she has something magical to show him during the last of their frequent weekends together. FOR EPUB, NOOK, PDF E-READERS.
Be Who You Are
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,050. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Flash is 8 and in-the-middle with four brothers who are 6, 7, 9, and 11. He is shorter than all of them and lives in a basketball loving, height worshipping neighborhood, so Flash is desperate to be taller. While he's a whiz at soccer, he doesn't take that sport seriously. However, this changes in a startling way, and Flash learns to accept who he is. FOR EPUB, NOOK, PDF E-READERS
A Speck of Dust
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,420. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
We're sprawled at Grandma Crow's feet on a hot night in Georgia, waiting for her story to send our heads nodding off to sleep to add dream pictures. Tonight's is of a long gone way of life that's turned to dust. Yet, a single dust speck holds a piece of that world. According to Grandma Crow, the Cherokee folks of yesteryear live within it, in all their glory. FOR EPUB, NOOK, PDF E-READERS.
A Halloween Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,830. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays
A Halloween Story takes place in a nameless neighborhood that's fighting hard to hold its own. 10-year-old Linda is followed in equal parts by 8-year-old Street Urchin and timeless, mystical, Grandma Roads. Their kindness to Street Urchin is repaid in a way that gives this story its bitter-sweet ending. The flavor of this story is enhanced when read aloud, preferably to children of all ages.
The Sand People
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,300. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
There’s more life on the beach than people on a hot summer’s day. Once they leave, it’s the Sand People’s turn. The Sand People are a community with structure, laws, and soul. Sandursky is a child of this community. Before we’re through, we'll see him learn to overcome greed, anger and fear, all in one day. FOR EPUB, NOOK, PDF E-READERS.
You Can Go Home Again
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 990. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
We love the fierce, wild, beauty of wolves, and the friendly, loving, servitude of dogs. What opposite personalities. Yet, dogs are descended from wolves. Surely, never the twain shall meet again, no? Well, my story lets us in on a secret gathering of wolves at a "telling." The "wolf-teller" speaks of an ordinary dog, Great Heart, who returned to his roots. FOR EPUB, NOOK, PDF E-READERS.

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