Once upon a time, a group of animals lived around a large pond. The pond was deep in the countryside of Ireland. Their little community was named Ballymore. These stories are about the animals’ many adventures and how they lived by the Golden Rule. Come, let’s go back to that time and visit them for a while.
Ballymore pond is one-half mile long and almost one-quarter mile wide. A small, narrow island sits near the middle. The pond is fed by a warm, underground spring. The fresh, clear water flows from the pond by means of a small creek at the southeast end. Most of the animals live along the waters’ edge. A few live on the island. They have little stone cottages or wooden treehouses.
The shoreline has many fragrant pine trees. They mix with oak, birch, elm, and hazel trees. A short distance back from the water are small fields and glades. The animals rarely go beyond that point. More woods and fields continue into the distance.
To the north hills rise above the trees. Their height is several hundred feet above the pond. They are mostly covered with grass and heather. Big rocks lie scattered about. A few unexplored caves hide here and there. One of them might lead to an underground lake. Although wild and rough, the hills are very beautiful.
Ballymore creek twists and turns southward through the woods. It finally finds its way to and through Waterford hamlet. There has never been any contact with the people that live there....
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|Age Range:||6 - 8 Years|
About the Author
For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to write a children's book. As with most of us, I never had enough time. When I retired from my engineering career, that excuse evaporated.
2012 was the right time, and Tales From The Glades Of Ballymore became a reality as an eBook.
Tales From The Glades Of Ballymore is a family-friendly book. Although the animals have many adventures, there is no violence. It is heart-warming and humorous. The beautiful illustrations by Karen Ohlinger help bring it to life. The underlying theme of the book is The 'Golden Rule'. There aren't many books like this one written today.
I released my second book at the end of 2012. This one, Ballymore Adventures, Book 1, also features the animals of Ballymore. Although, it is a story-book written for younger children.
I just released a new book of Ballymore short-stories: Ballymore Bedtime Tales. It is being offered at no charge. I hope you enjoy it.
I am now working on a followup to Tales From The Glades Of Ballymore from my home in the Netherlands.
I appreciate your interest and hope you choose to read one of my books. I hope it brings some joy to your life and the lives of your loved ones.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book contains a series of cute, short stories that are all related to the animal characters who live around Ballymoney Pond. Can be enjoyed by a wide range of ages.
I could read millions of page's from Mr.Bob Brooks! I sure hope there's more :) He is a wonderful Author! I hope this isn't the last book from Ballymore.