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The Fairy Child 

When their father goes off to war and their mother falls ill, Sarah and Lily are left to their own devices. Playing in their yard, the girls are amazed to find real-life fairies at a miniature marketplace under some bushes. But when Lily suddenly disappears with the fairies, Sarah must follow her into the fairy’s magical world. There, Sarah and Lily learn that a young fairy prince has been kidnapped by an evil elf witch. To rescue the fairy child, the children set out on a fabulous quest that places them in the middle of a war against the  witch and her army of goblins. Along the way, they find some allies, fight many dangers, and learn self-reliance and friendship. Written by a deployed U.S. soldier for his children, the story demonstrates the strength of will of family members left behind.

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The Fairy Child 

When their father goes off to war and their mother falls ill, Sarah and Lily are left to their own devices. Playing in their yard, the girls are amazed to find real-life fairies at a miniature marketplace under some bushes. But when Lily suddenly disappears with the fairies, Sarah must follow her into the fairy’s magical world. There, Sarah and Lily learn that a young fairy prince has been kidnapped by an evil elf witch. To rescue the fairy child, the children set out on a fabulous quest that places them in the middle of a war against the  witch and her army of goblins. Along the way, they find some allies, fight many dangers, and learn self-reliance and friendship. Written by a deployed U.S. soldier for his children, the story demonstrates the strength of will of family members left behind.

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The Mermaid’s Quest

When their father comes back from war, Sarah and Lily visit the beach on vacation with their family. Soon they find themselves in a new magical adventure. Following a mermaid past the tide, they enter the beautiful ocean realm of the merpeople. There, they learn that a Sand Wizard has moved into the sandcastle they built! Enlisted to help the mermaids fight this new evil, Sarah and Lily go on an underwater adventure that takes them through the Bermuda Triangle, across Atlantis, and down the great Abyss to the bottom of the sea. As a hurricane threatens to wash them away, Sarah and Lily must navigate the sandcastle and finally face the terrible Sand Wizard before they fall asleep.

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The Unicorn Eternal 

After an absence of many long years, the mysterious Woodsman Ian returned to the Kingdom of Saydeus to announce that the unicorn was coming to bring goodness and hope. The unicorn appeared shortly afterwards to the amazement of all. Although some did not believe, many of the villagers sought him. To those who believed, the unicorn brought healing and joy. Yet when the unicorn began to regularly meet the king’s daughter, Bridget, in a meadow, the king grew jealous and sought to capture or kill the unicorn. Using all of the skills of his famed huntsman, Marduk, the king set a trap to finally destroy the unicorn once and for all and keep Bridget for himself.

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The Unicorn Eternal 

After an absence of many long years, the mysterious Woodsman Ian returned to the Kingdom of Saydeus to announce that the unicorn was coming to bring goodness and hope. The unicorn appeared shortly afterwards to the amazement of all. Although some did not believe, many of the villagers sought him. To those who believed, the unicorn brought healing and joy. Yet when the unicorn began to regularly meet the king’s daughter, Bridget, in a meadow, the king grew jealous and sought to capture or kill the unicorn. Using all of the skills of his famed huntsman, Marduk, the king set a trap to finally destroy the unicorn once and for all and keep Bridget for himself.

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The Christmas Letters

Is there a Santa Claus? Why do we decorate a Christmas tree? What is the meaning of Christmas? Parents everywhere face similar questions at some point, especially from children who are beginning to doubt. As hard as these questions are to answer, it is even more difficult for those separated from their children or serving in the military. In 2004 and 2005, while coming off a deployment, children’s author J.D. Manders wrote these sixteen letters to his own children to answer their questions about Christmas. His straightforward explanations provide meaningful responses to such controversies as political correctness, the pagan origins of the holiday, the existence of St. Nicholas, family conflict, and giving. In doing so, he provides children from many Christian traditions and backgrounds a basis for greater faith and hope during the most beautiful of Christian holidays – Christmas.

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