The Gilli of Wauk

The Gilli of Wauk


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"High into the evening sky I had flown, over the land of the Never Known. Borne on the swift wings of my grey, racing bat; the best of a race of racing bats that my people have had before the beginning of time. The joy of flying on these bats is really sublime. Far into the evening sky I had flown, out over the edge of the Never Known, where high above the highest hill I was caught by the Lord of the Winter Chill. I was carried away on his untamed steed over your land of thought and deed. The constant cold of the bitter blast, numbed Winter's hand until at last, free, I fell like a falling star, into your land of things that are."

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ISBN-13: 9781538072523
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 02/25/2018
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

This story was started by my great-grandfather, George L. Champie, before I was born and completed by me. It's been passed around my family for years and universally enjoyed by the children. My mother, Sandra Champie, and I created the illustrations. I completed them and edited the book. The Gilli of Wauk has been a family project from beginning to end. I've been writing poetry for about 15 years. Two years ago, I branched out to novels and short stories. I've published two poetry chapbooks and this will be my first children's book. My mother has been painting and drawing for all of my life. This will be her first book. I'd love to tell you more about my great-grandpa, but he died before I could meet him. This story is all I know of him.

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