Bess Sturgis

Ghouliana Stories, The Fairy Grandmother and More

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Bess Sturgis (Ghouliana Stories & The Fairy Grandmother) is an American author and storyteller with an international readership. Nominated for the 2019 & 2020 Penned Con Awards for Best Children's/MG Author, readers around the world enjoy her juvenile fantasy novels and children’s picture books.

Her “Ghouliana Stories Series” offers original “Not Too Scary Tales” designed to thrill and delight but not frighten readers and listeners of all ages.

In her “Fairy Grandmother Tales” books, readers discover sweet little stories of kindness and friendship.

A costumed storyteller, Mrs. Sturgis delights in sharing her knowledge of art, science, culture and history with children 12 and under at museums, libraries, art facilities and schools throughout the human world.

Her children’s novels, “Ghouliana Stories’ The Shoe Troll”, “Ghouliana Stories’ The Gift” and "Ear Trouble: A Ghouliana Stories Tale" are written for advanced readers (age 7+), but will delight readers and listeners of all ages.

Her newest books, "A Helping Hand: A Fairy Grandmother Tale", "Algernon and Zef"are children's picture books.

Penned Con 2019 Awards. I'm nominated for Best Children's/Middle Grade Author
Nominee for Epic Children's/YA Tale: Bess Sturgis - Algernon and Zef
Penned Con 17 attendee: Bess Sturgis

Books

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Algernon and Zef

This 70 page children's picture book features 30 whimsical black and white illustrations by award winning artist Kate Wallace. A Grass Dragon and a Ground Imp realize their friendship is more important than their cultural differences.

$15.00

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A Helping Hand: A Fairy Grandmother Tale

55 page picture book featuring 19 beautiful black and white illustrations by award winning artist Anita Crull.

Two small frightened fairies learn that kindness and courage are more important than size when a helping hand is needed. ($15.00)

$15.00

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Cover artwork for Algernon and Zef and A Helping Hand: A Fairy Grandmother Tale

Picture Book Bundle

Includes Algernon and Zef and A Helping Hand: A Fairy Grandmother Tale

$28.00

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Ear Trouble

A Ghouliana Stories Tale (Stand alone pre-quel to the Ghouliana Stories) Series. A young witch struggles with extreme body image issues.

$12.00

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Ghouliana Stories' The Gift - Book #2

A young zombie struggles to find his place in the world.

$15.00

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Ghouliana Stories' The Shoe Troll - Book #1

Follow the exciting tale of Banchilla the Witch on her journey to the Shoe Troll with her friends Copernicus the Cat, Newton the Spider and many others!

This book is a 5x7" children's novel with 214 pages.

$15.00

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Cover artwork for the three Ghouliana Stories books

Bundle of Books Special

All three "Ghouliana Stories" books

$30.00

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Photo of Bess Sturgis performing for classroom Photo of Bess Sturgis kneeling (as Ghouliana Stories)