“The story conveys key elements of Nina's early life as a daydreaming child whose desire to fly away to Neverland consumes her very being. Join her journey, and enjoy the flight. Find out how her fairytale came true, with the price of having to share Neverland's magic with her sisters. Nina's sisters seem to have all the fun in the beginning yet the adventure turns into a nightmare for all three girls. A nightmare that only Nina can fix.”
Inside Linda Gunn’s book "FTCCT: The Beginning" is a child’s rich imagination of her own world of fairy tales. It takes the readers back to that same age when they’ve got the same creative mind. Such innocence makes anyone wish they could protect their childhood. It takes us back to that nostalgic feeling we miss, which asks, "Where did that part of myself go?"
The story is mainly from Nina’s, the main character's, point of view. It takes place during the childhood years, when their eldest sister, Marie, is already entering adolescence, while their youngest sister, unaware of the change, remains the annoying but cute little sister. Nina, on the other hand, cannot seem to understand why their eldest sister needs to change, since they used to be three sisters playing together, sharing the same imagination. Nina always has her mind giving out reasons and scenarios for everything that happens to her and her family. Usually, she enters another world whenever she’s alone and her dream to be Peter Pan’s "next Wendy" comes alive.
Linda S. Gunn is a recognized fine artist. It won’t be a surprise that her book is supported by enticing illustrations. Young readers would surely be enthralled.
In the book, Nina says that she knows in her heart that sometimes the imagination can be true. Many will agree. Even Walt Disney once said, "Whatever your mind can conceive, your body can achieve." The law of attraction also states that one’s thoughts determine one’s reality. This optimism is just one of many things a reader can potentially take away from the story.
I can imagine every part of the story. The place, their actions and emotions are explicit. Every conversation is real. Nina’s point of view takes you back to when you were at her age. I can totally see myself in her story. Talking to any animal, investigating things, looking for hidden treasures, singing made-up songs, and even that part wherein Nina’s curiosity gets the best of her. Anyone who has watched the Peter Pan movie would realize that Nina seems to be becoming more like Wendy. How she tells her sister stories just like Wendy, and when she meets the little boy who sounds like Peter Pan.
Childhood memories. "FTCCT: The Beginning" keeps them alive. When Linda said, "I want to share these events from my childhood with others who secretly believe in their happiest dreams, because there are times in life when the imagined really does become reality." She’s saying that this is for all of you who have ambitions. She wants to inspire all those youthful aspirations to go bigger. Go forth and pursue your dreams!
Interesting. Inspirational Authentic. Linda Gunn’s book "FTCCT: The Beginning" is 5 stars out of 5 for me. You should read it as well!
As a child I was given multiple books to read by my classic, literature loving mother. The first thing I did when handed a book was to flip through it to look at the illustrations. If the pictures intrigued me I read the book. It used to be that all novels were illustrated unlike today except for the book cover art. My book, FTCCT is my memory of my childhood fantasy visions brought to life through my illustrations. I encourage readers of all ages to flip through my book to look at the pictures before reading the story.
Linda S. Gunn’s Maiden Book Fairy Tales Can Come True Is an Exciting Read for Young Adults
(January 19, 2022) – Well-known artist Linda S. Gunn becomes a first-time author with her book, Fairy Tales Can Come True. The first in a trilogy is a splendid mix of fiction and reality. Linda's artwork has been featured in many books. However, this is the first time she has put her pen down to write her complete book, a trilogy. The first Trilogy of Fairy Tales Can Come True made it to the shelves on January 4, 2012. This 2022, the completed story of Fairy Tales Can Come True, A Trilogy, will be released.
Fairy Tales Can Come True, A Trilogy tells the story of three California-based girls, Marie, Nina, and Mo. The likes of the three stooges, and sometimes three musketeers, these young girls are sisters forever. The book follows Nina, the middle child, who often escapes to her make-believe world to relax and sometimes to cope with her family members.
Linda S. Gunn, aka Nina, is an independent fine art professional. Her paintings have been published in books and magazines and exhibited worldwide. One of her popular pieces, The Peter Pan Statue, hangs in the Peter Pan Wing of Great Ormond Street Hospital, London.
The book one of the trilogy, Fairy Tales Can Come True was published and has received good reviews from its readers.
Full of imagination, creativity, and fun, Nina embraces both "what is" and "what might be" with undoubting enthusiasm. Fairy Tales Can Come True is Nina's story. It reflects her humor, shows her frustrations with the limitations of reality, and shares the trials and tribulations of growing up as part of a widely diverse bevy of females in the 1950s”,says a spokesperson for the book Fairy Tales Can Come True.
“I read this book to my students. Many of them could relate to the family squabbles and adventures of Nina and Mo. They were mesmerized by the magical possibilities of fairies, and they would cheer in support of Nina's struggles. At the end of the day when our time for reading had come to an end, they would beg me not to stop. They are anxiously waiting for the second book in the trilogy”, says an impressed reader.
With her love for arts and illustrations, Linda has come up with spreading her message through her fully illustrated book; Fairy Tales Can Come, A Trilogy. She says, "Dreams that are never imagined can never come true. My message is that personal sacrifice for the family is sometimes the only key to happiness."