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Authors: Bob Brooks,Karen Ross Ohlinger

Tales From the Glades of Ballymore

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Title Page




A Note To Parents

Reader's Guide

The Months

List of Illustrations

Ballymore Residents - 1891

The Prologue

Chapter One - March Winds

Weather Coming

The Doctor's Visit

The Storm

A Bad Flight

Kite Building

Kite Flying

Chapter Two - Spring Creations

The Garden

The Deliveries


Setting The Keel

Chapter Three - Mrs. Porcupine's Garden

Water, Water?

Finn's Project

The Flood

A New Plan

Chapter Four - Midsummer's Eve

The Letter

The Launch

The HMS Ballymore

Chapter Five - The Expedition

Planning, Planning

The Adventure

The Cave

Chapter Six - The Pond Creature

The Launching Tree

Meeting Sam

Remembrance Day

Chapter Seven - The Bell Tower

Into The Woods Again

Fog & More

The Hawk

A Cottage For Sam

Chapter Eight - The Weasels' Halloween

Frogs Fly

"You've Been Weaseled"



Chapter Nine - Unexpected Visitors

The Visitors

The Next Trip

The Well


Chapter Ten - December Holidays

The Holiday Kitten

Winter Solstice Eve

The New Library

Chapter Eleven - Wild Winter

A New Year

The Snowball Fight


Chapter Twelve - The Gift

The Final Puzzle

The Final Hunt

The Revelation

The Epilogue

Ballymore Residents-1892

Reader's Guide






by Bob Brooks



Illustrations by 


Karen Ross Ohlinger























Copyright © 2012 by Robert N. Brooks




All rights reserved.  Except as permitted under the US Copyright Act of 1976, no part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in a database or retrieval system, without prior written permission of the author, Robert N. Brooks.




First eBook Edition: January 2012




 The characters, events and locations portrayed in this book are fictitious.  Any similarity to real persons, living or dead, is coincidental and not intended by the author.



I wish to thank Selma Boot and Karen Ohlinger for their editing comments.



This book is dedicated to


Charlotte V. Brooks


Who passed away on Memorial Day, 2007


She, also, was an avid lover of nature and animals



In this book my goal was to use vocabulary appropriate for 8-11 year olds.  Also, the book is based upon the moral and religious concept of The Golden Rule.  If you are reading the book to younger children, you may choose to explain some words or thoughts to them.


One of the purposes of this book is to present another opportunity for you to interact with your children on a meaningful level.  I have included a brief Reader’s Guide at the end.  You may find it useful in discussing the book.


Another purpose of the book is to reintroduce the magic of childhood to those willing to open their hearts and minds.





Bob Brooks

January 31, 2012




The Reader’s Guide is intended to stimulate thinking about what has been read.  It appears at the end of the book and contains a brief list of questions for each chapter.


Also, parents and teachers may choose to use the Reader’s Guide to discuss the book with children.


Of course, it can be ignored entirely.




January brings the snow, 

Makes our feet and fingers glow. 


February brings the rain, 

Thaws the frozen lake again. 


March brings breezes sharp and shrill, 

Shakes the dancing daffodil. 


April brings the primrose sweet, 

Scatters daisies at our feet. 


May brings flocks of pretty lambs, 

Skipping by their fleecy dams. 


June brings tulips, lilies, roses, 

Fills the children's hands with posies. 


Hot July brings cooling showers, 

Apricots and gillyflowers. 


August brings the sheaves of corn, 

Then the harvest home is borne. 


Warm September brings the fruit, 

Sportsmen then begin to shoot. 


Brown October brings the pheasant, 

Then to gather nuts is pleasant. 


Dull November brings the blast, 

Then the leaves go whirling past. 


Chill December brings the sleet, 

Blazing fire and Christmas treat. 


Sara Coleridge (1802-1852)

BOOK: Tales From the Glades of Ballymore
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