It’s a magical age of kings and queens, knights and castles, and royal marriages. For some reason, poor Princess Bella never laughs, that is until she befriends a friendly dragon named Spurlock. Together they’ll face Bella’s doubtful parents, a snobbish prince, and an evil witch who wants the kingdom and all its treasures for herself.
This light-hearted tale of adventure and mystery will help teach children about friendship, the importance of accepting others, and the idea that courage can take many forms.
Princess Bella and the Dragon’s Charm is the first children’s chapter book written by Pete Planisek and the first book illustrated by Elizabeth Nordquest. This fantasy book is intended for young readers ages 6-11.
ISBN 978-0-9850982-2-3 (ebook)
ISBN 978-0-9850982-6-1 (paperback)
Libraries where book is currently available:
Columbus Metropolitan Library
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About the Author and Illustrator:
Pete Planisek lives in Columbus, OH, where he teaches English, runs Enceladus Literary LLC, and is co-host of an entertainment podcast called Hindsight is 20-20. He received his Masters from Ohio University where he founded a student literary arts magazine called Recently Eclipsed. He has published newspaper articles and is a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association. He served for seven years as adviser/co-adviser to a NCTE award winning student literary arts publication. He has two previously published works in his Resurrection Trinity series titled Frankenstein A Life Beyond (Book 1 of 3) and Frankenstein Soul’s Echo (Book 2 of 3). You can become a fan on Facebook or follow on Twitter @peteplanisek and view his artist profile at ColumbusArts.com.
Elizabeth Nordquest is a User Experience and Interface designer specializing in K–12 educational software and corporate training. She is a graduate of Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, running, and hiking and lives with her husband and chihuahua in Bozeman, MT. To view samples of her work, visit elizabeth-nordquest.tumblr.com.
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This work would not exist without the love, support, and encouragement of my family and friends. I owe a special debt of thanks and gratitude to Elizabeth Nordquest, Abby Planisek, Scott Coons, and Susan Turley for graciously sharing their time, patience, and skills with me.
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