Ella Jo Street

Biography

I am the author of the Gwubbins the Witch stories - a children's fiction series. I wanted to write stories that I would have enjoyed reading as a child! I am delighted to collaborate with illustrator Mary Lou Springstead who has supplied the illustrations. A gallery has been set up on line for children to send in their pictures relating to the Gwubbins stories. More details about the Gwubbins project can be found on my very own Gwubbins website - see below for address.

About Ella Jo
When I was younger I travelled to India three times over the years. Thus I undertook meditation classes in Bodgaya and singing lessons in Varanasi, and did many, many tarot readings. I published an article called 'The Origins of Tarot' (Femspec Magazine, 2007). This was written after research undertaken in Bengal and is now published in my book 'Does Tarot Come From India?' Travelling in Turkey allowed me to discover clues for the origins and development of Tarot. 'Journey of a Tarot Reader' begins with my travel diary. On my return home I researched my findings and I was able to expand the book. Thus 'Does Tarot come from India?' will appeal to those with a little more in-depth knowledge of Tarot, whilst 'Journey Of A Tarot Reader' can also appeal to novices. I am pleased to be able to present theories from a slightly different angle on the appearance of tarot in Europe.

I have written other books that study tarot including in-depth analysis about The Magician, The High Priestess, The Empress and The Emperor. If you are a publisher interested in this work, please contact me.

As a singer/songwriter I continue to work on music projects. My albums: ‘Limits Of Milkweed’,‘Alter Ego’ and 'Almost Anglo Saxon' can be found through the Diamond Seeds website.

Where to find Ella Jo Street online


Books

Barney The Rock Show - A Gwubbins The Witch Story
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 6,940. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Barney and the Wonky Wizard join a Rock Band but Daphne the hen is chicknapped! With roller-skates, invisible cloaks and magic, Gwubbins and the Pretend Blues Band plan a rescue. All will be revealed at Chickenstock, the Rock Show at the End Of The Universe, but will there be enough gravity?
Zombie Pirate Children (A Witch Called Gwubbins Series)
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 32,500. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
The Pirate Children are marooned on an island. Gwubbins goes to save them, sailing with the Wonky Wizard and encountering a terrifying sea monster. Other magical beings assist in the quest. But when they reach the island it has a dangerous dragon, and Blackbeard the pirate returns. Can he be scared away by Zombies? The Pirate Children will do their best!
Barney The Musical
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 6,980. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Gwubbins cannot resist the temptation to magically improve her sister's performance in a musical. But her magic goes wrong and she upsets Barney, a celebrity dog, who begins to doubt his talents as things descend into chaos. The actors sing, dance and howl - but they only make things worse. Gwubbins and the Wonky Wizard must put things right before the final curtain - will the audience even know?
A Witch Called Gwubbins - Winter Adventure
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 6,870. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Lost in a snowstorm Gwubbins uses her Witchy Twitchy nose to take her friends to shelter. In a magical underground ice cavern they are confronted by a frightening Iceman. The Iceman has a terrible memory but the Pirate Boy notices something about him. Could there be a connection between this amazing being and the Pirate Twins? The Iceman begins to remember - as the answer is right under his nose!
The Exploding Birthday Cake
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
The Pirate Twins are Gwubbins friends and they are having a birthday. Gwubbins makes them a Birthday Cake using a magical ingredient which she believes will make the cake blue and sparkly. But something goes terribly wrong. At the birthday party the cake begins to act very strangely and the Wonky Wizard realizes that it may be dangerous - they need to stabilize the cake but will there be time?
Is Tarot From India? The Origins Of Tarot - Findings From India
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,740. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Tarot
In 2005 Ella Jo travelled to Bengal in India to research the origins of Tarot. Her quest took her to Bishnupur where her research raised some interesting questions and may provide a glimpse into the history of the structure of Tarot. Tarot lovers will find this gives an interesting insight into some symbolism contained within the Tarot cards and may explain where some ideas for Tarot originate.
Journey Of A Tarot Reader
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 40,920. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Tarot
In 2006 Ella Jo travelled to Greece to read Tarot on the beaches. Influenced by her desire to find the origins of the Tarot she visited Turkey to look for evidence. She explores the influence of the Mother Goddess Religion on Tarot, seeking linguistic and historical material to provide insights. A biographical travel story, with Tarot overtones enhancing an understanding of the principle of Tarot.

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