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Autographed Children's Books by Arlene Williams
Arlene Williams was born in Pennsylvania and moved West at age 10. As a young girl, Arlene loved tales of magic and adventure. When she began writing, she naturally gravitated to these types of stories.

She has a talent for crafting tales of fairies and magical dragons that stimulate a child's imagination. Her loving spirit and compassion for all living creatures comes alive as children enter into her world of fantasy; She endeavors to create stories that promote a greater good while still maintaining a high level of interest for children. She has made her first ebook, Simmie... With Secrets, available to share digitally as a gift to all children.

Arlene and her husband, Peter, live in Portland Oregon.

Arlene Williams
Simmie... With Secrets: Clare lives in an alley shack in Chicago's poorest ward in 1894. She sews buttons and hems for Mr. Jones, the sweat boss, and only has a few pennies left to buy bread. Her mother has gone away. Clare doesn't know where or when she's coming back, but she is about to stumble upon a mystery that could change her life forever. It all begins with Simmie, her ragged doll, and a taffy tin full of secrets.

ebook which may be downloaded here

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Tiny Tortilla: Juan Carlos is dreaming of a hot, tasty tortilla for lunch. But the old tortilla maker in the plaza has sold them all. She has only a scrap of dough left - and it is muy pequena. She tells Juan Carlos he must pat the dough and sing:

"Palma-palma-palmadita,
Palma-palma-palmadita"

When the dough is light and thin, he must give it three more pats: uno, dos, tres. And he must NOT take a bite until it is done. It is very hard to wait, but Juan Carlos soon learns all that a tiny tortilla can be.

Hardcover. Ages 4 - 8.
Autographed Book Plate by Arlene Williams Illustrated by G. Brian Karas

Tiny Tortilla PP3823 $15.99

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Dragon Soup: In a desperate attempt to save herself and her father's farm from the cruel merchant, Tonlu journeys to the cave of the Cloud Dragons to steal a pearl. However she is caught and put to the task of settling a dispute between the two dragon brothers over whose soup tastes better. Knowing it would be dangerous to chose one soup over the other, Tonlu finds an ingenious solution that allows all of them win.

Hardcover. Ages 6 - 10.
Autographed Book Plate by Arlene Williams. Illustrated by Sally J. Smith.

Dragon Soup BT1634 $15.95

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Winker, Buttercup and Blue: When tiny Winker Leafkin finds a beautiful blue egg to enter in the elfin Easter egg contest, he and his friend Buttercup think they will win for sure. Then the egg hatches and they discover that raising a baby robin is a very big challenge... especially when you're only three inches tall.

Hardcover. Ages 8 - 12.
First Edition autographed by Arlene Williams. Illustrated by Joyce Rossi

Winker, Buttercup and Blue BT4429 $15.95

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Tales from the Dragon's Cave: Water dragons! Lightning dragons! Dragon pirates and kites! Each story in this magical collection of tales is filled with wonderful fairy tale characters and exciting adventures as well as wise lessons in the art of peacemaking.

With a foreword by Pricilla Prutzman, Co-founder of the Creative Response to Conflict program in Nyack, NY.

Paper. Ages 8 - 12.
Autographed by Arlene Williams.

Tales from the Dragon's Cave BT4488 $12.95

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How to be a Dragon...without burning your tongue: How would it feel to be turning into a dragon... scale by scale, fang by fang, claw by claw? Rozzie Banks finds out after a snowmobile accident leaves her mother in a coma. This tragedy transports her into a difficult new world, living with her estranged father in an isolated town in Nevada. She despises her new life until, inside a mountain cavern, she meets a shadowy beast. There she touches a mysterious teardrop that begins her transformation into a dragon.

Paper. Ages 11 - 14
First Edition autographed by Arlene Williams

How to be a Dragon BT4496 $16.95

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Arlene Williams' fantasy tales provide young readers with insights into ways to peacefully resolve conflict while still preseving ones self esteem. Her book, Dragon Soup, has been translated into Arabic to be used on the West Bank to teach non-violence to Palestinian schoolchildren.

Reoccuring themes from her books are: peacemaking, conflict resolution, non-violence, cooperation, self esteem, personal growth, emotional awareness, anger management, young adult fantasy, fantasy, Dragons, and Fairy Tales.

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