Burgher is a gnome, which is just another name for an ugly elf. He lives in a grey world, among slugs and mushrooms and he likes it that way. A black cloud follows him around like a curse. It must be the Apple Tree Man’s revenge for destroying the orchard, but Burgher had to destroy it. He couldn’t bear to go through another spring, with birds and bees and butterflies. When he finds a green toenail in his otherwise grey garden, Burgher knows that the Apple Tree Man is back, and his must come up with a plan to drive him off once more, before the trees burst into stinking bloom and the butterflies start their infuriating flutter-byes. This choose-your-own adventure is a gentle, funny look at how self-pity can turn the world grey. Help Burgher make the right decisions!
Kim Chatel is an author, fiber artist and photographer. She visits schools and libraries, bringing her art and books to students and inspiring them to create their own. Visit Kim at Chatel Village (www.kimchatel.com) where you can find books recipes, movies, book reviews and crafts.
Hear Kim Chatel read from Burgher and the Woebegone at the Bookshelf at the Newmarket Farmer’s Market on June 25th, 2016 at 11:15am.
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