Isabella Castaspella - Overview

Isabella Castaspella

Author: Parvati Markus
Genre: Children - K-3rd - Fable
Publisher: SitaRam Press
Date Published: August 1, 2022
ISBN-13: 979-8-9866012-0-5


About :   Isabella Castaspella

ISABELLA CASTASPELLA tells the story of Izzy?s struggles with Lavinia LaMeanie, a nasty witch who is always trying to make life miserable for Izzy and her friends. It has ten chapters, all in verse, with black-and-white illustrations, suited for ages 5-9 (K-3rd grade).
Each of Izzy?s group of wonderful diverse friends expresses a particular aspect or behavior of childhood. Messy Tessy has trouble finding her crystal ball because she doesn?t pick up after herself; MoonTune doubts his ability as a musician; Daizy Dew is an artist who tends to be both highly intuitive and ?scatter-brained?; Angel Cruz, the soccer champ, has trouble reading. Each is accepted as is and treated with kindness.
Then there are the animals: Myron, a super-smart frog, becomes Izzy?s pet; Maxine is a very purr-fect cat with healing abilities; and Messy Tessy?s pet Bruno, the lovable, drooling, ever-hungry bulldog, runs into trouble with mean old Lavinia LaMeanie.
And let?s not forget Witchie the Wise; even magical little witches need a mentor.
Join Izzy and her friends as they use the magic of kindness, imagination, and love in their battle against the mean bully, Lavinia LaMeanie.

About Parvati Markus

PARVATI MARKUS has been midwifing spiritually-oriented books ever since she helped edit Ram Dass' classic Be Here Now. She is the author of Whisper in the Heart: The Ongoing Presence of Neem Karoli Baba (Mandala Publishing, August 2022) and Love Everyone: The Transcendent Wisdom of Neem Karoli Baba Told Through the Stories of the Westerners Whose Lives He Transformed (HarperOne, 2015). Books she has edited have been published by Hay House, Inner Traditions, Simon & Schuster, Contemporary/McGraw Hill, Lotus Press, and others. She has helped with spiritual organizations (as past President of the Board of the Neem Karoli Baba Ashram and Hanuman Temple in Taos, NM) and events (as a development consultant for the Global Peace Initiative of Women). She is on the Board of Advisors for the Love Serve Remember Foundation. Parvati has an M.A. in Creative Writing from The McGregor School of Antioch University. RADHA BAUM has a degree in Early Childhood Education from NYU and worked as a nursery school teacher. She is a retired Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and a Registered Nurse (RN), as well as a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of various complementary healing techniques. She is D.A.N.-certified (Defeat Autism Now) and has worked with autistic children at the Exceptional Health and Wellness Center/Central Speech, in Hartsdale, NY, in family education, nutritional guidance, and ABA training for children. She has lectured on Childhood Disorders, and Allergies and Nutrition for Children at Exceptional Health and Wellness Center as well as at the Schachter Center for Complementary Medicine in Suffern, NY, where she also lectured on Woman?s Health Issues and Chinese Herbal Medicine. She and Parvati have both studied ?story? with Robert McKee.

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