by Rhonda G. Page
Todd, a young tailor, learns the true value of friendship and loss; he learns that friends are more valuable than objects. He uses his prized magic pencil to create a pattern for a beautiful stuffed bear. While Todd sleeps, the bear comes to life and wanders off, knocking the magic pencil behind a table; both are lost. Todd feels as though his world has ended. He then realizes his living friend, the stuffed bear, is more valuable than his magic pencil. But will he recover either?
About the Author: A retired Kindergarten teacher, Rhonda G. Page holds a B.S. in elementary education and enjoys writing children’s stories. She has lived in Lexington, Tennessee, for over twenty years. She and her husband Tommy have raised two children.
(2003, paperback, 30 pages)