Mystical phairyphants have existed since the days of wooly mammoths and mastodons. Phairydust allows them to fly on powerful, gossamer wings while they use their trunks to sniff the air for opportunities to make the world a better place for elephants.
This is the story of Elly, one such phairyphant. It is a peaceful day in the African savanna as she settles down next to a stream to wash off old phairy dust and possibly take a nap in the shade of some trees.
Pachy is a young elephant separated from his herd by vicious lions. He escapes them by hiding in the trees, but doesn’t know his way back to his mother. Perhaps a phairyphant would be just the thing to help him.
Krek, a heron with a French accent, has misplaced his memory and needs help finding it. The problem is that he doesn’t remember exactly where he misplaced it.
Together, they set out to search for Krek’s memory and Pachy’s herd. The savanna is a perilous place though. Will they find danger instead? Who is Mr. Giraffe? Does Elly have enough phairydust to save the day?
The sixth entry in the Stories for Demented Children Series is a delightful romp through the African savanna with odd, yet likeable characters.
About the Author
John H. Carroll was the youngest of seven children and was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1970 where he was kept in a dresser drawer with the clean socks. Luckily, he wasn’t kept with the dirty socks or else he might have grown up to become slightly warped. As a child, John spent most of his time wandering through the Mojave Desert in an attempt to avoid people. He would stare at the sky, imagining what it would be like to explore different worlds. One of his favorite memories is watching his dad build the fuselage of Evel Kneivel’s skycycle in their garage. One of his least favorite moments was watching that skycycle fall into the Snake River. (Not his dad’s fault and he has documentation to prove it, so nyah) As a teenager, John spent most of his time driving wherever he could in an attempt to avoid people. He would stare at the road, imagining what it would be like to explore different worlds. He was the captain of the chess team, lettered in golf and band while in high school, and wasn’t beaten up anywhere near as much as one might imagine. As an adult, John spends most of his time staring at a computer screen in an attempt to avoid people. He stares at the monitor for hours, imagining what it would be like to explore different worlds. Occasionally, he looks around to see what’s happening on planet Earth. Quite frankly, it frightens him. He’s just going to do his best to write as many books as he can before aliens disintegrate humanity for being so irritating. Emo bunny minions surround John at most times. He is their imaginary friend and they look to him for guidance. At one point, they took over the world. No one noticed because they left everything exactly as it was. They gave the world back after a week because it was depressing. The Ryallon Series is his most popular endeavor into the field of writing. His Stories for Demented Children have lightened the hearts of many strange children and adults. He writes in the evenings and weekends whenever possible.