Genre: Children

Books from Dagmar Miura in the children genre

The Shiny Penny

by Bob Gold and Marcia Gold

Is a single penny worth something? Who would value it? Can you imagine that anyone might think a penny was the most desirable thing in the world to possess? Like all things, value is perceived in the eye of the beholder, and this book was designed to teach our children the value of money, and more importantly, that even the smallest thing can have an enormous impact on many. We all touch people we don’t even know.

Bob Gold made up bedtime stories to tell his children; some were written down, and some forgotten. The Shiny Penny is a Gold family favorite. We hope it will become a favorite in your home too.

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Alicia’s Secret

by David Osborn

Meet three remarkable women who excelled in times when men dominated everything.

Alicia, a young American girl in England, visits an old churchyard and evokes Elvira, a sprightly, mischievous young ghost who in turn introduces her to three women from three critical moments in history, when each triumphed in a male-dominated society.

Considered the greatest English queen, Matilda of Flanders came from Normandy with William the Conqueror as the key strategist for the Conquest as well as his guiding light in the politics and culture of her era. Sofonisba Anguissola was an accomplished Renaissance artist who studied with Michelangelo and became his protégé and collaborator, and Lucie Dillon, once a lady-in-waiting to Marie Antoinette at Versailles, barely escaped the Terror and the dreaded guillotine to farm in the new United States for a time before returning to France to advise and aid Napoleon. In their own words, these ghostly women describe their widely different lives and loves, and the three periods in which they lived—the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the French Revolution.

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“As commercial and exciting a novel as can be found today.… It is shocking, savage, and graphic, a cruel book that spares little in detail. There is unbearable suspense, headlong action, and ends with a final ironic twist that will leave the reader gasping. Osborn is a master storyteller and his remorseless style matches his remorseless narrative.…”  —Abilene Reporter News, reviewing David Osborn’s Open Season

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