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Greta Burroughs loves to read. No matter where she is, there is always a book close at hand. Her love of reading began at an early age and blossomed over time to include many different genres, her favorite now being fantasy.
As a preschool and elementary school teacher, Greta tried to instill the joy of reading in the children she worked with. Books were an important part of her classroom and story time was the highlight of the day.
It has been a while since Greta was in a classroom but she had lots of experience in reading to children of various ages and remembers what they enjoyed listening to. She tries to incorporate that knowledge into her work as an author and believes it makes her a better writer of children's and young adult books.
She now resides in SC with her husband, Robert and two dogs. Greta has six books published at the present time; three children’s books in the Patchwork Dog and Calico Cat series, two MG/YA fantasy entitled Gerald and the Wee People and House on Bo-Kay Lane, and a nonfiction account of her experiences with an autoimmune blood disorder called ITP - Heartaches and Miracles.
For more information on Greta's books visit http://booksbygretaburroughs.weebly.com/
on Nov. 25, 2013 :
House on Bo-Kay Lane is the second book of the Wee People Series. This book revisits the lives of Gerald, Vernon, The Wee People, and George one year later. A talented young far seer and fire starter becomes too curious and wanders far from home accidentally opening a portal between our world and hers. The entire world of the Wee people is again facing grave danger and Gerald's connection to this other world is finally explained.
Like book one, this installment is filled with a great sense excitement and humor. Bridging between paranormal fantasy adventure and classic science fiction, the Wee People series is a wonderful example of story telling for all age groups.
(reviewed 11 days after purchase)
on July 11, 2013 :
The existence of the Wee People are in danger as once again Gerald, Vernon, and this time a grown up, Andrew (Gerald's dad) come to their aid. The differences in the cultures of the two worlds are well contrasted and examined in the writing skills of Burroughs and sometimes even comically. Once again Burroughs has delivered a great YA book for all ages.
Returning to the land of wee people has been as great adventure as the first time. Greta has delivered a magical world of adventure and enlightenment. It was good to see old friends, Gerald and Vernon and to meet an new adult character. The choice of connecting the two world by alternating the settings between Gerald's world and the world of the Wee People (book one), allows the reader more insight to the characters motivations and adds a connection that can be used in future (hint) books in the series. There is so much room to expand that it make me eager for the next book!
(reviewed 6 months after purchase)
on Jan. 12, 2013 :
This continuation of Gerald and his relationship with the Wee People keeps reminding me of The Wizard of Oz, which is not a bad thing. In House on Bo-Kay Lane I found that incorporating an adult almost at the beginning of the story made it more easy to identify with and, therefore, appealing to a wider audience.
This book has great editing, making the reading a fine learning experience.
I mentioned learning experience as grownups have to become convinced that wee people do exist.
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)