TEMPTING APPLE OF
will experience the excitement and wonder of Christmas afresh
as you are whisked away into Randall Bush’s enchanting yuletide
fantasy, Gabriel’s Magic Ornament.
Christmas tree will ever look the same again after reading this
the branches of this familiar tree, the author skillfully creates
an unforgettable fantasy world in the tradition of such notable
authors as Lewis Carroll, C.S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Roald
and adults alike will embark upon an exciting and spell-binding
journey as they join a brother and sister in their quest to discover
the secret of the true magic of Christmas that is in danger of
being lost forever.
with magical adventure, mystery, and suspense this humorous but
sometimes serious tale reveals how the imaginary land of Arboria
and its eccentric inhabitants fall under a powerful evil spell
no one can seem to break.
children arrive in Arboria only to discover that as a horrible
creature called Lesnit crawls through its lands, he causes terrible
eats angel stars leaving behind bottomless pits that burn with
dark fires of selfishness, greed, and hatred.
hiccups apples that cause terrible hunger! Poisonous mistletoe
grows wherever he spits!
aims to devour the Star at Tree Top where the glorious Tree King
lives so that he can destroy Arboria and bring its hollow and
fragile Orna folk to a miserable end.
just when all seems hopeless, a secret gift of true magic draws
the story to a surprising and wonderful conclusion.
no doubt will appreciate the moral insights their children will
learn from this book, but they too will be enticed to read along
so that they can recapture and relive their own childhood experiences
of the magic, meaning, and joy of Christmas.