The Moonlight Bird and the Grolken

Interactive Publications Pty Ltd
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 Once upon a full moon night a shining bird flies over a mountain. 

The Grolken wants the bird to sing, dance and light up his den.
The townsfolk want to display her in a palace of glass.
But the bird just wants to fly free.

The Moonlight Bird and the Grolken is an enchanting picture book
about possession, loss and freedom.    

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About the author

Anne Morgan won the Environment Children’s Book of the Year Award (Junior Fiction) 2014 for The Smallest Carbon Footprint in the Land & Other Ecotales (IP Kidz). Her books include The Sky Dreamer (IP Kidz) and the Captain Clawbeak series of junior novels (Random House Australia). She has a Master of Education degree and a PhD in Writing, for which she won a university medal. She has taught in Tasmania, the Northern Territory and China, and has worked as a professional actor, researcher and journalist. These days she has an adventure a day (real or imagined) living at Adventure Bay on Bruny Island. 

This is the second book to be illustrated by Lois Bury.  She is self-taught and is now a full time artist/illustrator and lives in Hobart, Tasmania, with her husband and Westie terrier.  Lois spends time on Bruny Island and is inspired by the landscape and birdlife of the island.  She has a grandson and has always enjoyed the creativity of children’s literature and illustration.  She also loves drawing children and admires the sense of whimsy that many illustrators convey.  To be part of the world of children’s books is a recent dream come true.

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Interactive Publications Pty Ltd
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Published on
Mar 9, 2016
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Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Birds
Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
Juvenile Fiction / Monsters
Juvenile Fiction / Religious / Christian / Action & Adventure
Juvenile Fiction / Religious / Christian / Fantasy
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A Riveting Medieval Parallel to the Bible

Good and evil clash. Leinad and Cedric are determined to not only survive, but claim hope and victory! In Kingdom’s Dawn, Leinad and Tess, along with all the king’s people, must escape slavery by the powerful Lord Fairos. Kingdom’s Hope finds them free and arriving in the Chessington Valley. But when they forget the king, will Kergon and the Kessons capture them for good? After many years, Kingdom’s Edge finds Cedric living a hopeless life until a stranger appears with powerful words of a new kingdom and a grand army. Finally, Kingdom’s Reign marches you through the danger of earth’s last days as the evil dark knight threatens to defeat the prince once and for all. Swords, knights, and battles define these captivating tales that parallel biblical events from Genesis to Revelation!

He’s just a young man, but that doesn’t change the truth.

He was chosen…

Sixteen-year-old Leinad thought he was a common farmer’s son, nothing more. He wondered why his father had trained him for years to master the sword—not exactly a tool of the trade for farmers—but one tragic event initiates a world of revelation.

Only then does he begin to understand his calling—a calling no other man in the entire kingdom of Arrethtrae can fulfill—a calling given him by the King himself.

Teamed with a young slave girl, Leinad is thrust into adversity and danger—for the Dark Knight and his vicious Shadow Warriors will stop at nothing to thwart the King’s plan to restore the kingdom. Leinad will need more than a sharp blade and a swift hand to fulfill his mission and survive the evil plots of the King’s sworn enemies!

Journey to Arrethtrae, where the King and His Son implement a bold plan to save their kingdom; where courage, faith, and loyalty stand tall in the face of opposition; where good will not bow to evil—and the future of a kingdom lies in the hands of a young man.


Story Behind the Book

“When my six kids’ eyes glossed over during a reading from the Bible, I paused to explain the significance of redemption to a sin-sick soul. I was rewarded with patronizing elephant nods and more blank stares. Shortly thereafter, I awoke in the middle of the night with a medieval story enveloping my mind. I wrote it down and later read it to my children. Their waning attention transformed into complete anticipation. I was amazed and disappointed. Why did it take a fictional story, not a Bible passage, to get that response? Then I realized—that is how Jesus taught! Parables are powerful! I penned the Kingdom series to help young people get excited about the supremely significant story of Jesus Christ and His mission to save mankind.”

— Chuck Black

From the Trade Paperback edition.
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