Story And Verse For Children



A good story can make a lifelong impression. This book belonged to my great-grandmother. As a child my beloved grandma read me stories from this until my teens. The Old Woman and Her Pig and Little Orphant Annie were my favorites. Grandma would slowly read “and—the—goblins—will—getcha, ef—you—don’t —watch—out!” and quickly grab me to my delight. That is the power. I knew what was coming after years of hearing the words, yet they were so well written that anticipation grew every time.

Don’t give up if writing is a dream. You never know what an impact you might have on someone. Grandma was a major influence in my decision to write, always cultivating my love of words.  As I hold this book and realize my very hands of my great-grandmother also held this book, telling the same stories I am amazed. Words shared across generations, by people unknown to each other. That inspires me, I hope it does you.


About christasterken

Committed to a life of purpose. Learning to live abundantly. Embracing creativity. Questioning. Delighting in the comforts of home and family. Determining not to settle only for how things are, but how they could be. Writing is part of who I am, so I trust In God who gave the gift to show me how I can serve Him through it. That is my life…one word at a time. Psalm 89:11a“Teach me your way , O Lord, and I will walk in your truth”

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