Mark R. Ellsworth
Little Sage is feeling sorry for herself because she did not get a part in the school play and thinks she is a failure. Retreating to her beloved Grawnma Becky’s house, she seeks comfort in the warm and cozy kitchen, a grandmother’s understanding and soothing words, and maybe a bit of something sweet to take her mind off her bad feelings.
What she finds, instead, is a mystical closet filled with magical outfits that let her be anything she wants to be: a ballerina, an astronaut, a nurse…and on and on they go. Grawnma Becky lovingly explains that feelings are like clothes—if you put on a happy face, you will have good things, but if you wear a frown you will encounter many bumps on your path.
With love, encouragement, and a mystical touch, Mark R. Ellsworth presents an engaging children’s tale about the benefits of a positive outlook.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Employed as a comptroller for the Center for Extended Care at Amherst, Massachusetts, Mark R. Ellsworth is the father of four children: Joshua, Ethan, Brooke, and Matthew. In his spare time he enjoys fishing, hiking, and reading.
(2005, paperback, 32 pages)