Twelve Upon A Time...
by Edward Galluzzi, PhD
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About the Author
Twelve Upon A Time... is a storybook for families. Each monthly story is unique and illustrated
by the original drawings of children whose interpretation of the words can only be seen through their eyes.
The stories are written to assist the imagination of children and to strengthen the parent and child bond
through the sharing of heartwarming, silly, absurd and believably impossible tales.
January: Bronto’s Visitors from Another Time follows the adventures of a family back to the time
of prehistoric dinosaurs and their search for the time portal that began their misadventure on New Year’s Eve.
February: Surprised by a Secret Admirer explores the growing friendship between two children and their
special celebration of Valentine’s Day. March: Goggy and His Pot of Gold unfolds in the legendary country
of Iarland in the town of Glocky Nora where children search for a leprechaun and his pot of gold. April: The
Great Festival of Rabbunia follows the adventures of children to the mythical land of Rabbunia where they
celebrate the Great Festival with the inhabitants of Rabbunia. May: The Mother’s Day Surprise tells the
story of how children and animals strive to surprise a special mom on Mother’s Day. June: Memories in Five
Balloons is a story of how a family survives with the death of their father and how they keep alive his
memories each Father’s Day.
July: Furly and Kurly Color the Flag celebrates the birth of our country by visiting the woman who
knitted our flag on our first birthday. August: The “Yad Gnihton Taerg” on the Mirror Planet celebrates
the “Yad Gnihton Taerg” on the mirror planet Tenalp in the central city of Rorrim, a celebration that occurs just
once every 500 years. September: The Underground Adventure shares the heartwarming story about animal
friends who want to make the end of summer a special one for their human friends before going back to school.
October: Trick or Treat with Bitty the Bat looks at the tradition of Halloween through the eyes of creature
friends. November: ‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving... is a Thanksgiving story that unfolds in rhyme.
December: The Magical Cane to Christmas’ Journey celebrates the warmth of the holiday season with a family
whose children share the Christmas’ past of their parents through the magic and wonder of a special candy cane.
So sit back and relax with your children and cuddle up in that special place in your home as you enjoy the
adventures that unfold one month at a time for a whole year in Twelve Upon A Time...
As a doctorate level practitioner serving school children for more than 35 years, Edward Galluzzi became keenly
aware that children and their parents often had in short supply what families needed the most: open communication
and sharing time together. Twelve Upon A Time... was written to provide families a moment here and a moment
there to come together and share heartwarming, silly and believably unbelievable tales.
The stories are tied typically to the main holiday or theme of each month, more or less. The characters in the
stories are based on what children relate to most... animals and other children. There are also over 100 colored
drawings, reproduced in black and white, sketched by children ranging from 7 months to 12 years of age. The stories
from my imagination and the drawings from theirs come together to stimulate the imaginations of children and open a
whole new world for parents and their children to share.
That is my gift to your family. Time for sharing... time for laughing... time for talking... time for each other.
Not once upon a time, but Twelve Upon A Time....
In addition to Twelve Upon A Time..., Edward Galluzzi has also authored Beginnings and Mirror,
Mirror at 1600 D.C., also published by CCB Publishing.
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