The Enchanted People is a humanitarian fairytale about a young girl named Wawatay who lives away from her village as an outcast because she is different. All the people in her village have an enchanted power except for her, and so, she is not accepted by them. While living in solitude, Wawatay finds an injured baby sparrow and begins to care for her despite ridicule and discouragement from her people. When Baby Bird grows up and asks Wawatay to teach her to fly, Wawatay embarks on a journey across the Earth to seek help from her animal friends and learn the secret to flying. Along the way, Wawatay discovers a secret about herself -- she has an enchanted power after all. She must decide if she will use it to help save her animal friends and plead with her people to change their habits -- which are destroying Mother Earth -- or if she will continue to stay away in fear. Readers may also discover a secret from this book: just like the first Enchanted People to walk the earth, each of us is born with unique gifts. Are you using your powers for good?
From the Back CoverWind Among Grasses is an indigenous folktale about a Cherokee girl named Wind, who lives as an outcast because she is different; all the people in her village have a great power except for her. While living in solitude, Wind finds an injured baby sparrow and begins to care for it despite ridicule and discouragement from her people. When Baby Bird grows up and asks Wind to teach her to fly, Wind embarks on a journey around the world to consult with animal friends about the secret to flying. Along the way, Wind discovers a secret about herself ? she has a special power after all. She must decide if she can use it to help her people who are endangering her animal friends and destroying mother earth. Readers may also discover their own secret in this book ? everyone has a unique power that can be used to help the earth. Are you using your powers for good?
For any child who feels at home in the company of animals, The Enchanted People will become a treasured story. Pool has woven a tale full of lessons about the unexpected twists and turns along the journey to recognizing one's own strengths. Perseverance, and support from just the right friends, pays off along this winding road. The Enchanted People will inspire children to keep searching, to value their strengths and be true to themselves, and ultimately, to care for each other and for the earth.--Catherine Wagner, University of Wyoming
About the AuthorJennifer Pool lives with her husband, her children, and a zoo of animals on a farm in Norfolk County, Ontario. She loves traveling the world as Linda McCartney in her husband's touring production, The McCartney Years. Her husband headlines as Paul McCartney, and they share the stage with four other talented musicians. Their children travel with them. Jennifer has a PhD in public health, she loves to write, ride horses, adopt animals, and travel, but what makes her happiest is being a wife and a mother. David Dodson was born and raised in Southern California. In high school, he received an Achievement in Art Award as well as a Bank of America Scholarship award to Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He received an Associates Degree in art from College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, CA. Since that time he has worked as a freelance artist and in the construction industry. He currently lives in Santa Clarita with his beautiful wife, daughter, son, and Labrador Retrievers "Flash" & "Yogi."