The Dragon, the Captain, the Mermaid, and Me

by Helen Fouraker



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/29/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 194
ISBN : 9781480819801
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 194
ISBN : 9781480819818

About the Book

In an enchanted land, twelve-year-old Ian Ryan and his sister, Shiobahn, live with their family. One day after the sun rises over Iremere, Ian sets out to find a fire-breathing dragon rumored to live in the nearby cliffs. Despite Ian’s unwillingness to bring her along, little Shiobahn secretly follows him on his journey. Shortly after the children arrive at the cliffs, they encounter the dragon and are carried off to his cave.

AnKeCh explains he is a prince who has been transformed into a dragon by witches, does not know how to break the curse, and wants to find his childhood friend, Ainsley, and marry her. But what he does not know is that Ainsley, who believes her prince is dead, has fallen in love with a sea captain. After Ian is dropped at home during a dangerous ride with the dragon, AnKeCh takes Shiobahn back to his cave where he promises not to eat her. But when fairies make an appearance and share a secret, everything changes as Shiobahn decides to do whatever it takes to restore the prince’s happiness.

In this adventurous tale, a little girl must rely on help from her new magical friends to help a prince reverse a curse and reunite with his long lost love.

About the Author

Helen Fouraker grew up in a small town in southeastern Nebraska, called Salem. She was raised in a family of nine children and fondly remembers her mother gathering the five youngest siblings onto her bed after lunch. There she would spend time reading to her children, quieting them all down for nap time. Helen believes that this was one of the greatest memories she has of growing up.

She went to a small state college, later receiving a Master’s Degree in Education from Creighton University. She taught elementary and middle school for almost thirty years.

After her retirement, she chose to spend her time volunteering, extending her hours with the American Red Cross, the Medical Reserve Corps, and Sarpy County Habitat for Humanity.

This is her first attempt at writing a full length book. The idea for this book had its genesis in the mid-eighties, but her boyfriend at the time discouraged her from attempting to write, stating that no one would read anything she wrote. The rough idea from the manuscript was packed away but was never forgotten. After retiring, it was her New Year’s resolution of 2015 to write her book. She hopes you enjoy reading it.