Wanda Luthman is an award-winning children’s author who loves chocolate. She writes books with positive social emotional messages based on her professional background in counseling. Children relate to her characters and ‘catch’ the message without feeling preached at. She has 8 published works (The Lilac Princess, A Turtle’s Magical Adventure, Gloria and the Unicorn; Little Birdie Grows Up; Franky the Finicky Flamingo; Franky the Thirsty Flamingo; Hayley the Halloween Cat; Sophia the Christmas Eve Snow Bunny). She is a former National Pen Woman and currently belongs to several professional writing organizations. She resides in Brevard County Florida with her 2 adorable yorkies. Her daughter is grown and living out of state, like Little Birdie, she has left the nest.
Genre: Young Adult/Christian Classic
It is said, that on the day Jesus died, the soldiers gambled at the foot of the cross for all of his personal effects. Among those items, was his cloak…
In John 19:24, it is written…”Let’s not tear it,” they said to one another, “Let’s decide by lot who will get it.” This happened that the scripture (in Psalm 22) might be fulfilled that said, “They divided my clothes among them and cast lots for my garment.” So, this is what the soldiers did that day.
Have you ever wondered what happened to his cloak? Or to the soldier who won it? How did it feel to wear the cloak of Jesus Christ and what sort of thoughts might he have about it? Or about Jesus?
Come along on this fictional tale and discover a short story that is as thought-provoking as it is encouraging for the world we live in today.
The Christmas Eve Snow Bunny & The Real Gift
Sophia the Christmas Eve Snow Bunny & the Real Gift is about a bunny who knows what it’s like to not have present for Christmas. Santa asks her to help him in the gift giving for animals. Join Sophia on her Christmas Eve mission as she circles the globe bringing joy to all the animals that would otherwise not have presents.
The Halloween Cat & The Search for Bitty the Bat
Hayley the Halloween Cat and The Search for Bitty the Bat is about two friends preparing to celebrate Halloween only Bitty has gone missing. Hayley asks everyone if they know where her friend is hiding. Pretty soon everyone has joined in the search. But Bitty has a wonderful surprise. Come on the fun, character-filled hunt with Hayley!
The Thirsty Flamingo
Franky the Thirsty Flamingo is about a flamingo who is searching for something to drink. He searches different places but when he finally finds what should be a beautiful pond, it is full of litter. Come on Franky’s journey as he searches for his favorite drink and help save our planet.
The Finicky Flamingo
Franky is a proud, well-dressed, beautifully colored pink flamingo but, he doesn’t know the right food to eat. He tries food that other birds like but he doesn’t enjoy any of them. Then, the unthinkable happens. His adored pink color begins to fade. What will Franky do now? Find out in Franky, The Finicky Flamingo.
THE LILAC PRINCESS
A modern fairy tale of a young Princess with too much responsibility and not enough freedom. She is an only child to an elderly King and Queen of a Kingdom in turmoil. Upon her rests the responsibility to rescue her Kingdom one day, but for now, she is held within the castle walls for her safety. She longs to go outside just for a moment, to smell the sweet lilacs growing in the meadow. Come along on her adventure when she dares to escape the castle walls and meets a cursed dragon. Little does she know that while the dragon has an evil plan, her sweet spirit may just unravel it.
A TURTLE’S MAGICAL ADVENTURE
A Turtle’s Magical Adventure is a charming, heart-warming story of a turtle who doesn’t like his shell because it makes him too slow. Tad asks other slow animals if they also mind being slow. Each one gives an answer that helps Tad feel better, but, still he wants to be fast. He happens upon a snake who tells him there is a wizard that can make him fast. He goes on an adventure into The Magical Timberwood Forest to meet the wizard and hopefully get his wish fulfilled. He encounters delightful, magical creatures along the way but also meets with danger and choices. Will Tad get his wish or will the wizard turn him into turtle soup?
LITTLE BIRDIE GROWS UP
Little Birdie Grows Up is a delightful rhyming picture book with charming illustrations about a little blue bird who pecks his way out of his shell and into the hearts of parents and children.
He meets his Mama and yearns to fly up in the sky. His Mama reassures him that one day he will be able to fly. His first attempt is half-flying, half-falling out of the nest. But, when he finally does learn how to fly, well, it’s time to say good-bye.
Come along on the journey of Little Birdie Grows Up.
Gloria and the Unicorn is a story that will delight you as well as pull on your heart strings as Gloria struggles with her facial disfigurement and wanting to fit in. Gloria’s mother died at birth and her father gave her to Miss Libby, the owner of a children’s home. Miss Libby loves the little girl and feels protective of her. But, it’s not until Sir Louie, the unicorn, shows up that Gloria starts to believe in herself. She has a conflict at school and never wants to go back and then she finds herself in an even worse situation; she encounters the evil Wizards of Malcadore who want to kill her. She must decide if she will face her fear of certain death to save her friend, Sir Louie, or lose him forever. Come along on Gloria’s marvelous journey with Sir Louie.