The Golden Apple Tree
by Ana H Clark
Kindle Edition, 35 pages
Published: August 11, 2012
by Amazon Kindle; Third
Book Source: Bought
Book Description: The Golden Apple Tree is a fairy tale story of love and hatred. A woman has three daughters; the two eldest are twins, and both were born with imperfections. One of them has one eye in the middle of her forehead, and the other one has three. They are both so proud and so much like their mother. The youngest, who is the very picture of her father for sweetness of temper, is kind and beautiful. The mother and her twin daughters treat Muriel horribly and make her work hard. Muriel has a baby deer, which she loves so very dearly, but the wicked mother killed the poor thing and served before Muriel a piece for her supper. Muriel knows what they have done. So in despair, she disappears into the woods. While she get lost in the forests, a fairy appears to her and grants her a wish. Muriel wishes for her beloved deer to be back by her side and her wish is granted. The magic animal, who is invisible to all, unless she is asleep, grants Muriel one wish per day. But when the twins discover her sleeping on Muriel’s bed, they become terrified thinking that the spirit of the deer is back to haunt them, (good for them, they deserve it).The mother, to protect her twin daughters from the spirit of the deer, will put an end to Muriel. If you want to find out how the story ends, buy the book, please. The moral of this story is… LOVE is stronger than evil and will always win out in the end.
Mary’s Review: A sweet story of three sisters each one different. Two with personal and spiritual imperfections and one who was perfect in every way. Although called The Golden Apple, it reminded me quite a bit of a rewritten version of Cinderella. A wicked mother and two wicked sisters; a Prince Charming; a fairy Godmother(in this case baby deer); a missing father. Given a wish a day by the magical baby deer, I wondered why she never wished for her father who had disappeared years before when she was a baby, instead of clothes and food every day. Aside from this, I thought the story sweet and showed how unconditional love even for our enemies can overcome anything and that forgiveness is everything.
I recommend this book for ages 6 and above.
The illustrations were very good and children will love them.
About The Author: Ana Herrera Clark was born in El Salvador, C.A., and first came to the United States at the age of eighteen. She is the mother of one daughter, and happily divorced. For nearly twenty years, she worked for the airlines as a Customer Services Agent. Due to a back injury, she retired from the airlines and discovered that she could write. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, near her daughter. She has studied English, as her first language; at Sacred heart College in Belmont, North Carolina, Computer Science at Central Piedmont community college, and Psychology at the University at Charlotte, North Carolina.
Children are her passion, and that is the reason she writes children’s books.
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