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About the author:
Cindy Millet Bowles (aka CILLYart) has been creating picture stories and enjoying children's books, especially fairytales, since she can remember! Her mother said that she was almost named "Cinderella" when Cindy was born because Cinderella was her mother's favorite fairytale. Mom "chickened out" at the last minute and named her Cindy instead. Relieved to not have had to live up to the name of Cinderella, Cindy takes after her mother because it is also her all-time favorite fairytale!
Cindy is the 7th child out of 8 children in her family and was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. She loved camping and traveling with her family and was able to serve 18 months as a church missionary in Santiago, Chile. There she learned Spanish and also to love and enjoy many cultures and peoples.
Cindy's family also called her "silly Cindy" as a young child because she loved to be silly, have fun and help others laugh and smile. She has always loved drawing silly, "cutsie" pictures for herself, her six children and others. CILLYart has since become her pen-name!
Cindy lives with her husband in Tempe, AZ and is a mother of 6 children, grandmother of 4 and a sister and aunt to many wonderful people! Her greatest joy is her family and how they inspire her!
As a certified teacher with early childhood education experience, Cindy has used her passion of reading, writing stories and illustrating them to strengthen the learning of her own students. "A Magical Maiden and A Minstrel" is her second published children's book and her own original fairytale. She hopes it brings you great joy in reading it and dreaming of other wonders you can experience!


An Original Fairytale

Authored by CILLYart/ Cindy M. Bowles
Illustrated by CILLYart/ Cindy M. Bowles

Enjoy reading A MAGICAL MAIDEN and A MINSTREL with your child or children! It is published as a chapter book for early readers (Grades 2 -5) and their family and friends. This delightful story is all about the adventure that happens when a young minstrel boy meets a faerie girl in her enchanted forest home. Book illustrations are in black and white, but a PDF file of color illustrations can be obtained by contacting the author through her website for a nominal fee.

Teachers will also find this chapter book a charming story to share with their young students and readers (Grades 2 - 5) for story time or reading groups. A glossary of vocabulary words are included in the back of this young reader chapter book for student vocabulary development.

Don't forget to purchase and enjoy coloring "A MAGICAL MAIDEN and a MINSTREL...The Coloring Book," which has the original and additional illustrations from the enchanting fairytale created and illustrated by CILLYart/Cindy M. Bowles! With the basic story idea in limited text, your child or children will enjoy filling in these pictures with colors soft, bright or bold of this wonderful fairytale!

Publication Date:
1484019059 / 9781484019054
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General

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