About The Enchanted People

The Enchanted People is a humanitarian fairytale about a young girl named, Wawatay, who lives away from her village as an outcast because she is different; all the people in her village have an enchanted power except for her, and so, she is not accepted by them. While living in solitude, Wawatay finds an injured baby sparrow and begins to care for her despite ridicule and discouragement from her people. When Baby Bird grows up and asks Wawatay to teach her to fly, Wawatay embarks on a journey across the Earth to seek help from her animal friends and learn the secret to flying. Along the way, Wawatay discovers a secret about herself – she has an enchanted power after all. She must decide if she will use it to help save her animal friends and plead with her people to change their habits – which are destroying Mother Earth – or if she will continue to stay away in fear. Readers may also discover a secret from this book: just like the first Enchanted People to walk the earth, each of us is born with unique gifts. Are you using your powers for good?

The book is suitable for children (even the grown-up kind!) and animal lovers of all ages, but the target audience is aimed at children ages 8 – 14 years of age and set at an independent reading level of 10 years old. However, the book is broken up into short chapters to make it easy and accessible to younger children who are being read to by friends and family.

A Sneak Peek of the Book’s Beautiful Illustrations by David Dodson

The Friends Meet Bat – Illustration by David Dodson
Giraffe Gives a Flying Lesson – Illustration by David Dodson
Penguin Provides Directions – Illustration by David Dodson
The author with two of the animals that inspired her book. Photo by Rebecca Sprau