THE LAMPLIGHTER

Shortly before the birth of Christ, an angel appeared before a handicapped shepherd boy named Luke, who was told to collect old and damaged oil lamps. This request presented problems with Luke’s friends, townspeople, and was also of concern to his parents. On Christmas Eve he followed a bright star directed towards a stable in Bethlehem, where the reason for the oil lamps is revealed to him. [Read more...]

THIS WAY TO HEAVEN

Seated in a glittering chair was the Divine One waiting to give the signal to His representative, the Archangel Gabriel, whose angelic group would make an announcement of gigantic importance. To attract the attention of the people on Earth, the world would be exposed to thunder and lightning with torrential rain, whipping winds, rolling waves, and trembling grounds. The inhabitants of the world would have a one-time opportunity to get a glimpse what heaven was like. An orchestra of angels would present this musical drama, using various instruments to influence all humanity and animals of the world, including sea-life. Each instrument of the orchestra would convey to the world’s inhabitants the ecstasies of Heaven, giving them a preview of what life would be like in God’s domain. [Read more...]

THE SILENT FLUTE

The courage of a 10-year-old girl, who knows she’s going to die of cystic fibrosis, is the subject of this poignant true story. With the short time left, Jennifer’s greatest desire in her weakened condition is to be able to play the flute. [Read more...]

THE OLD HOUSE ON THE HILL

Did driving by an abandoned and weathered old house in the countryside ever arouse your curiosity? The anthropomorphic house in this story and his two companions, a mouse and a Bluebird, spin a mighty tall yarn to satisfy your curiosity, one you’ll enjoy. [Read more...]

SLUSHY BEATS THE ODDS

What a nightmare for Slushy the trombone! Going from the All-Star City Band, then to a bunch of hoodlums, and finally to a pawnshop where Slushy finds it’s almost too much to handle. Could this situation get any worse? Will his new master, Tony, show up in time to save the day? Start reading now before it’s too late! [Read more...]

SLUSHY THE TROMBONE

Slushy, a talking trombone, relates the sad plight of his master, Slide Hooper, a professional trombonist who becomes ill. One of Slide’s compassionate young students takes it upon himself to help him in his hour of need. Young readers will learn from this story that “life is not a “bed of roses.” The next Slushy story will be more uplifting and humorous, but read this first. [Read more...]

REACHING FOR A STAR

Who would turn down an offer of free lessons from Madam Gulenka to learn the graceful moves and artistry of a ballerina? This opportunity extended to an intelligent but overweight 7th grade girl with psychological problems reaps great rewards. [Read more...]

JAMIE GETS A SECOND CHANCE

To his mother’s consternation, Jamie, a future Louis Armstrong, hung out with the wrong type of friends. He’s forced to join band by the school principal, and with the help of his band director, Jamie becomes enamored with an old beat up trumpet, changing his life forever. [Read more...]