Will's Adventure to the Candy Mountain
by Dr. Gerry Haller
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Pub Date 21 Feb 2022 | Archive Date 11 Aug 2022
Children Are Special Press, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles
An adventure story about two boys who find themselves, exploring the mysteries of Candy Mountain while learning that sharing, decision making, and compassion are critical to a fun and successful journey. Includes question and activity pages for home and classroom use.
“Follows a young boy as he embarks on a magical journey to Candy Ville. During his travels, he discovers how being a good and respectful person can really pay off.”
A Note From the Publisher
978-1-737200222 hard cover
Illustrated by YM Cho
978-1-737200222 hard cover
“Gerry Haller’s gentle tale is inspired by stories she told to her grandson. Her vivid descriptions of Candy Mountain― ‘gumdrops of many colors, candy canes, gingerbread men and women all over the branches of the tree’ will charm young readers. Cho’s colorful, dreamy paintings of giant lollipop trees and ice cream–coated mountaintops compliment the story. Adults will appreciate that the book celebrates and rewards good behavior…Full of wonder but lacking tension, the narrative is a pleasant read-aloud. Placid and relaxing, Will’s ramble through Candy Mountain is sure to inspire sweet dreams. This relaxing journey through a land of treats is a pleasant low-key bedtime story for young children.”
“The full-page illustrations by Y M Cho are colorful and fun. Children will love looking at the pages. I enjoyed counting the numerous kinds of candies and saw all my favorites pictured there.
My favorite things were the lessons the story cleverly taught. When Will gets on the train, he immediately finds another boy, named Quinn, sitting alone. Will introduces himself, and the pair become new friends. The children are well-mannered and courteous, always saying please and thanking the gingerbread people for their help. The train conductor tells the children they must return to the train when it blows its whistle. Will and Quinn rush back from their adventures, not wanting to be late. Also, only good children are allowed to pass through Candy Mountain’s gate. Friendship, politeness, punctuality, and exemplary behavior are all valuable lessons for children to learn.”
“…a story that uses timely topics, up-to-date story concepts, and creates an integration of the child and the reader to go on a journey together. The story takes us on an adventure that lightens our senses with the words ad beautiful artwork. A story that creates a new experience with magic, dreams and wonderment. To learn compassion from a child’s point of view also allows the parent, grandparent or reader to also explore how they too can become more compassionate. What a wonderful engagement of souls.”
—Dr. Jeanette Gallagher, ND Blogspot Radio
“Gifted educator and author Dr. Gerry Haller presents a delicious and wholesome fantasy story that will touch the hearts of readers of all ages in her new children’s picture book Will’s Adventure to the Candy Mountain. More than just a sweet experience, the entertaining story also instills the importance of being a good and kind person, as well as the benefits that can be gained with it.”
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A lovely story for those older children that have outgrown typical picture books but secretly still love a bedtime story 😊 Its a wonderful dream adventure, and the easy friendship between Will and Quin is something children can relate too. There are many discussions points beyond those at the end of the book.
Will's Adventure to Candy Mountain was such a fun adventure! Will joins another boy Quinn, on a magical adventure to Candy Mountain. I loved the gingerbread and snow people, it was really fun. The illustrations were bright but also reminiscent of a book from the 90's. Any child would love this book!
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