Amid a sharing of the festival of Beltane, the kids learn how passion and action can blossom to make positive change. This story is partly based on events from the author's childhood, involving an endangered spring in dry country.
The magic of spring, the gift of life and water in a dry land, and the power of kids to make a difference in our world. Eleven-year-old Shanna finds a secret pool on a class field trip to the "waste land" near her new school. The land nearby is dry and covered with scrub brush, but in a hidden pocket there is a wild profusion of flowers, trees and life around a trickle of water. Shanna's teacher says the waste land is scheduled to be bulldozed for a building project and the tiny spring will be destroyed. But Shanna discovers something amazing that few outside her goddess-oriented family would believe-a magical protector of the spring, maybe even a real fairy. Shanna and her eight-year-old brother Rye decide they have to do something to save the spring and its magical resident. Amid a sharing of the festival of Beltane, the kids learn how passion and action can blossom to make positive change. This story is partly based on events from the author's childhood, involving an endangered spring in dry country. But it is also an integral part of the Children's Wheel of the Year, a collection of stories about the adventures of Shanna and Rye which make the concepts and themes of seasonal celebration come alive for children.
The boat marina was very busy, and Shanna was sur- prised to see many people
on the water this time of year. ... Shanna had never seen anything like it. Solid
white, it stood out ... Shanna felt as if she had stepped into a fairy tale. They made
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Her mind wandered again to the upcoming project. It was a mystery how the builder had found her. After all, most of her work was renovation and repair. To say she was curious that a total stranger would request her for a mural would be an understatement. Her research on Chance Wilding revealed a talented architect-builder with skyscrapers in several key Western cities, but how would he have heard about her or her work? And since her work was not sold in studios, nor did she have a website, it was going to be her first question. Her research also showed he usually worked in Texas. And of course the one thing Texas needed was another high-rise. She wondered how he would take her insistence that she have total control of her design. It would be interesting to see. When the beautiful and talented painter Shanna Key is hired by the renowned, Houston-based architect Chance Wilding to create a mural in the lobby of his new high-rise in Phoenix, Arizona, it's a commission that will open up a whole new world for her. She'll be swept away from her sleepy, laidback Southern town into the hectic life of the rich and famous. Her life will only get more interesting when she falls for the man who hired her. Will Shanna be able to adjust to this new life? Will the gorgeous, yet mysterious, Chance Wilding be Shanna's Chance at love? Find out in Kitch's debut novel. Kitch lives in North Carolina. Though she's had a short story previously published, she's only recently put pen to paper again. Shanna's Chance is her first novel. She is currently working on her second novel.
They had reached Shanna Lough , a mountain lake , about halfa - mile in length ,
and rather more than a quarter - of - a - mile in breadth , which ... The ship was
approaching the extreme end of the Lough , where a thick forest of rushes , flags ,
and water - lilies grew in the shallow water . ... It was sailing the rest the While
they wo terror , the vem , and disap time o ' the small - pox , when I Fairy Fenella .
... of the strange circumstances. dulous reader must allow that it was as easy to
build the mound as to convey the water. ... She at once repaired through the air
by the ordinary witch conveyance then in use, to the shealing of a F irbolg sister
in the magic art, on the western bank of the Shannon. ... Demonology and Fairy
They had reached Shanna Lough , a mountain lake , about halfa - mile in length ,
and rather more than a quarter - of - a ... The ship was approaching the extreme
end of the Lough , where a thick forest of rushes , flags , and water - lilies grew in
the ... It was sailing the rest the time o ' the small - pox , when I Fairy Fenella .
Enchanted Inc., Book 1 Shanna Swendson. services stuff," I said at last, playing ...
As if to reinforce the weirdness of my life, the party of sprites and fairies walked
past us on the way to their table and I recognized Ari. She winked at me as she ...
Author: Shanna Swendson
Publisher: Ballantine Books
DON’T MESS WITH HEXES Katie Chandler had always heard that New York is a weird and wonderful place, but this small-town Texas gal had no idea how weird until she moved there. Everywhere she goes, she sees something worth gawking at and Katie is afraid she’s a little too normal to make a splash in the big city. Working for an ogre of a boss doesn’t help. Then, seemingly out of the blue, Katie gets a job offer from Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc., a company that tricks of the trade to the magic community. For MSI, Katie’s ordinariness is an asset. Lacking any bit of magic, she can easily spot a fake spell, catch hidden clauses in competitor’s contracts, and detect magically disguised intruders. Suddenly, average Katie is very special indeed. She quickly learns that office politics are even more complicated when your new boss is a real ogre, and you have a crush on the sexy, shy, ultra powerful head of the R&D department, who is so busy fighting an evil competitor threatening to sell black magic on the street that he seems barely to notice Katie. Now it’s up to Katie to pull off the impossible: save the world and–hopefully–live happily ever after.
Western Celebrations, Recipes, and Traditions Shanna Hatfield ... Add a jar with fairy lights and a few pinecones for a festive addition to your holiday table! With
any type of centerpiece that will be around ... Keep your flowers in water—
whether purchased from a store or cut fresh outside your home. Each time you
Author: Shanna Hatfield
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Through photos, interviews, 15 how-tos, and 75 recipes, this book offers a guide to creating your own Cowboy Christmas and a celebration of the style, traditions, food, and family celebrations unique to the lifestyles of American cowboys. Featuring ranch families, rodeo cowboys, and communities with western-style Christmas celebrations, this book will highlight the things that make a Cowboy Christmas special. Each chapter will feature traditions, recipes, decorations, and stories from the interviewees.
Other concretions found by Mr. Thomas at 1ooo feet, 1o miles south-west of Shanna ... With the bone-like large ones were others, small and spherical, or in
odd shapes like Losspuppen or Fairy Stones. ... did not absorb cold water, but it
took up about 30 cc. when the water was gently heated up to about 90° C.
outcrops in ...
At six that evening Shanna awoke to a pounding headache. ... hot bubble bath
would relax her and hopefully wash away the headache as well, Shanna
descended into the warm water, hoping ... She looked more like a princess in a fairy tale.
Author: Patricia H. Rushford
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Popularity and fame have created a glimmering facade in Shanna O'Brian's world, but when the spotlight fades, even her success fails to penetrate the darkness of reality. Faced with the heartrending loss of her mother and the man who fashioned her country music career, Shanna must return to the place where her dreams have been both nurtured and shattered, Morningsong Estates. Upon the death of his father, Shanna's ex-husband, Joshua Morgan, is now in control of her record label and proclaims to her that he loves her still. This unsettling revelation, coupled with Shanna's need to reclaim possession of a life she has too often surrendered to others, leads her down a path of self-discovery that is cruelly threatened by unseen forces. Can the mayhem surrounding Shanna be resolved despite her fledging faith in herself, her God, and the man determined to redeem her trust?