“… Dalton wishes to instill in her grandson, and in all the children who read her stories.” – Rainbow Learns to Fly by Mary Clark Dalton

Rainbow has finally received his beautiful rainbow wings. Now he can’t wait to fly! How hard can it be? he thinks to himself. He’s thrilled when his dad tells him it’s time to learn to fly. Impatience rears its ugly head again as Rainbow is in a hurry to fly. “These things take time, Son. You’ll fly soon,” his father tells him. Follow Rainbow as he learns once again, some things are worth the wait!


Margaret Welwood, Scissortown

Perhaps upon graduation, or maybe on your wedding day, or with the birth of a child, you thought you’d arrived—and then found that another journey had just begun. So it is with Rainbow—after all, what does a butterfly need besides wings? And what wings these are, bigger than his dad’s, and glowing with the vibrant colors of Queen Alexandra’s side of the family!

And yet, Rainbow’s dad counsels patience and daily practice, requisites for true competence. Despite his initial impatience and the overconfidence that stems from lack of experience, Rainbow displays a teachable spirit. It is this patience and teachableness that Dalton wishes to instil in her grandson, and in all the children who read her stories.

Rainbow Learns to Fly, the second book in the Rainbow series, builds on the lessons of patience, self-acceptance and helpfulness presented in Rainbow’s Promise. Rainbow is “human” enough to make mistakes, but wise enough to learn from them—and we hope the children who read his stories will also learn from Rainbow’s experiences.

Follow along with Rainbow on his adventure in Rainbow’s Promise – Rainbow’s Promise by Mary Clark Dalton

Being the last caterpillar in his class to receive his wings causes poor Rainbow’s classmates to tease him. He dreams of being beautiful colors and flying with his friends. But his mom tells him to be patient and look for things that only a caterpillar can do. Follow along with Rainbow on his adventure in Rainbow’s Promise.

“This is a delightful story about friendship and lessons learned while growing up” – Shadow’s Unexpected Adventure by Mary Clark Dalton, Illustrated by Adrienne Anderson

Shadow, a redwing blackbird, and Bright, a bluebird, were best friends. The two were always swapping stories about their exciting adventures while they were apart during the winter season. All too soon, the weather would turn cool and the two birds would realize that their fun times were coming to a close for a few months. That is, unless they could come up with a plan!
The two birds put their heads together asking, “Can we really trade places? What could go wrong?”
Follow Shadow and Bright as they find out that adventures do not always turn out as planned!

Kathy Ellingson

It is beautifully illustrated as well

This is a delightful story about friendship and lessons learned while growing up. It is beautifully illustrated as well! Inspirational for aspiring young writers and artists. Highly recommended for all ages!

Follow Tiny as he discovers Christmas is more than fancy decorations and expensive presents. – Tiny the Tree by Mary Clark Dalton, illustrated by Stacy Moody

Tiny is sad, he knows he’s the smallest tree on the farm. He longs to go home with someone and decorate their house for Christmas. He watches as tree after tree leaves the farm. Will he be the last tree standing on Christmas morning? Follow Tiny as he discovers Christmas is more than fancy decorations and expensive presents.

Today Georgia heard the best news ever, but will the bully ruin Christmas for her! – Clarksdale’s Secret Santa by Mary Clark Dalton

Georgia was excited as she ran home from school. She had only been in Clarksdale for six months, and already she had a new best friend named Carrie. Today she heard the best news ever! Clarksdale has their own secret Santa! Imagine that! There was just one problem for her, the monster who lived next door. Oh, she had never seen him, but the kids at school all talked about him. He never comes out except at night; no one has ever seen his face! She always ran past his house. No, she wasn’t going to let him ruin her excitement. She had more important things to think about, like what did she want Clarksdale’s secret Santa to bring her!

Follow Tiny as he discovers Christmas is more than fancy decorations and expensive presents. – Tiny the Tree: A Christmas Story by Mary Clark Dalton, illustrated by Stacy Moody

Tiny is sad, he knows he’s the smallest tree on the farm. He longs to go home with someone and decorate their house for Christmas. He watches as tree after tree leaves the farm. Will he be the last tree standing on Christmas morning? Follow Tiny as he discovers Christmas is more than fancy decorations and expensive presents.

“This is a delightful story about friendship and lessons learned while growing up” – Shadow’s Unexpected Adventure by Mary Clark Dalton, Illustrated by Adrienne Anderson

Shadow, a redwing blackbird, and Bright, a bluebird, were best friends. The two were always swapping stories about their exciting adventures while they were apart during the winter season. All too soon, the weather would turn cool and the two birds would realize that their fun times were coming to a close for a few months. That is, unless they could come up with a plan!
The two birds put their heads together asking, “Can we really trade places? What could go wrong?”
Follow Shadow and Bright as they find out that adventures do not always turn out as planned!

Kathy Ellingson

It is beautifully illustrated as well

This is a delightful story about friendship and lessons learned while growing up. It is beautifully illustrated as well! Inspirational for aspiring young writers and artists. Highly recommended for all ages!

“It’s not fun to be teased because you are “less” than others, and it’s not fun to wait for things to get better, either.” – Rainbow’s Promise by Mary Clark Dalton

Being the last caterpillar in his class to receive his wings causes poor Rainbow’s classmates to tease him. He dreams of having beautiful colors and flying with his friends. But his mom tells him to be patient and look for things that only a caterpillar can do. Follow Rainbow along on this adventure in Rainbow’s Promise.

Margaret Welwood, Scissortown

A strategy for contentment and fulfillment

It’s not fun to be teased because you are “less” than others, and it’s not fun to wait for things to get better, either. But Rainbow doesn’t just wait; he learns. With courage, compassion and ingenuity, he reaches out to those whose predicaments are worse than his own. Then, with his eyes finally off himself, he discovers that the promise made to him has finally come true. What a lesson for children who are disappointed with their current situation, abilities, or achievements! Rainbow did what he could when he could, following his mom’s advice and using his time wisely until he “graduated.” Mary Dalton has presented a strategy for contentment and fulfillment for all of us.

Today she heard the best news ever! Clarksdale has their own secret Santa! – Clarksdale’s Secret Santa by Mary Clark Dalton

Georgia was excited as she ran home from school. She had only been in Clarksdale for six months, and already she had a new best friend named Carrie. Today she heard the best news ever! Clarksdale has their own secret Santa! Imagine that! There was just one problem for her, the monster who lived next door. Oh, she had never seen him, but the kids at school all talked about him. He never comes out except at night; no one has ever seen his face! She always ran past his house. No, she wasn’t going to let him ruin her excitement. She had more important things to think about, like what did she want Clarksdale’s secret Santa to bring her!

Tiny the Tree by Mary Clark Dalton, illustrated by Stacy Moody

Tiny is sad, he knows he’s the smallest tree on the farm. He longs to go home with someone and decorate their house for Christmas. He watches as tree after tree leaves the farm. Will he be the last tree standing on Christmas morning? Follow Tiny as he discovers Christmas is more than fancy decorations and expensive presents.