ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Wanda Luthman has her Masters of Arts in both Mental Health Counseling and Guidance Counseling from Rollins College located in beautiful Winter Park, Florida. She has worked at the local Community Mental Health Center, the local Community College, Hospice, and is currently a Guidance Counselor. Her calling in life is to help others be their best selves. She writes magical, whimsical, adventure books that delight and inspire children. She has always loved reading and writing and wrote many books and poems as a child growing up in Missouri. She presently resides in Brevard County Florida with her husband of 21 years and 2 dogs.
The Lilac Princess
A Turtle’s Magical Adventure
Little Birdie Grows Up
Merritt Island Now
Swell Life Magazine
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Do you have a child with a disability? Do they struggle to fit in? Then, they will probably relate to Gloria, the main character in Gloria and the Unicorn. Gloria was born with a droopy cheek on one side of her face.
In addition, her Mom died giving birth to her and her Dad gave her to a children’s home. She had a rough start in life. However, the owner of the children’s home, Miss Libby Langdon, is incredibly loving and kind and has given her a nice home.
Miss Libby doesn’t send Gloria to school though because she wants to protect her. You have probably felt that too. It’s hard to send your little one out into the big world and trust that things will work out okay.
But, Gloria wants to go to school and learn like the other kids. Kids today take getting an education for granted but imagine if getting an education wasn’t available to you. That’s how Gloria felt.
Then, a fabulous thing happens, a unicorn named Sir Louie shows up. He helps Gloria to accomplish her dream by first teaching her to read. Do you have a child that needs help learning to read? It can be such a challenge but they feel so victorious when it finally clicks and they sound out their first word!
Now Gloria has to face school. It doesn’t go so well. In addition, she has magical powers from Sir Louie’s sparkly dust that he leaves behind after each visit and she can travel into the books she reads. However, the Wicked Wizards of Malcardore don’t like that idea very much.
The Wizards capture Sir Louie and it’s up to Gloria to figure this out and then make a life-altering decision. Will she risk her life to save her friend’s?
Come along on the journey of Gloria and the Unicorn. You can even read this to your child and enjoy the story together. It encourages treasuring education, empowering children to be themselves and facing one’s fears.