- File Size: 2344 KB
- Print Length: 51 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Creativia; 1 edition (October 28, 2017)
- Publication Date: October 28, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B076YWWGHD
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,013,649 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Alicia and the Light Bulb People in Star Factory 13 Kindle Edition
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|Grade Level: 3 - 12|
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The imagination Barbara shares in this splendid story opens the windows of children’s imagination and questions about those aspects of life that too infrequently pass by adult minds to ponder. In this book she addresses the question of what happens to light bulbs that burn out and the result is a fairy tale of subtle beauty.
Barbara has also created a Christmas story as we learn from the opening paragraph – ‘Alicia skipped happily through the gaily-decorated aisles of Walker's Department Store, singing along with the bouncy Christmas carols coming from the overhead speakers. She was just about to pluck a piece of gold tinsel from a mannequin's wooden fingers when she caught that warning glint in her mother's eyes. But Alicia couldn't help bubbling with excitement, for Christmas was only two weeks away. As her special holiday gift from Mother, Alicia could personally select a new lamp for her freshly painted bedroom. Because Alicia would have the lamp for a long time, Mother suggested she choose one with a suitable personality. “But how can a lamp have a personality?” Alicia wanted to know. “It doesn't do anything but sit there.” “Why everything has a personality,” Mother said, as they browsed through the furniture department. “Things come in all different sizes, shapes, and colors. When we look at them they give us a certain feeling. They say something to us.”
The story proceeds as follows - ‘Where do light bulbs go when they burn out? Do they stay dead forever? Or can they be regenerated to live a brand new life with a brand new purpose? If they’re lucky they go to Star Factory 13 to become glorious stars in the sky…after they pass a rigorous test of their personality given by Carelia the Light Goddess, that is. But how in the world did 10-year-old Alicia get to Star Factory 13? All she did was go shopping in Walker’s Department Store with Mother to buy a new lamp for her bedroom. Could there really have been some magic in that department store Christmas tree? Or perhaps it was the ride in the elevator with the Golden Door that did it. The elevator button said “Press Me” and Alicia willingly obliged. Up she rode to the 13th floor to find an assortment of wise-cracking light bulb people, all with distinct personalities, each coming from sad, silly or desperate circumstance, all hoping to take their rightful place in the heavens. Alicia and the Light Bulb People is an enchanting tale of friendship, courage, and realizing your star potential through the magic of believing!’
Some sensitive screenwriter is bound to pick up this little tale and make it a film. The writing is solid, the concept endearing, and the lessons for children (both young ones and much older ones whose joy for fantasy has not diminished with age) are very well served. This little book is bond to become a popular classic. Grady Harp, November 17
Perhaps the most fun part of the whole book though was being introduced to Star Factory 13 itself. Here we find a place that not only does great things and does them well, but is filled with some over-the-top characters and lots of humor. Overall, this is a story I think kids will really enjoy and relate to.
This is a Christmas tale by Barbara Roman, a children’s writer who understands the magic of childhood. Suitable for any time of year and complete with lovely drawings, Alicia and the Light Bulb People is the perfect stocking stuffer for that special child or even adult. I will never look at the night sky the same way again!
believes in magic and second chances. I recommend it to all parents and grandparents who would like to give a gift of wonder and delight