Mr. Johnson is reading his traditional Christmas Eve story to Bootsie, Lawanda, Latifa, Mrs. Johnson and Baby. He will relate how Christmas is celebrated around the world (or, more particularly, Ghana, Nigeria, China and England). Let him read to you, as you read to yours, and we'll all be children again.
I’m Ethelle Gladden, and I live in Ojai, California. I’m a family matriarch of sorts, with my family consisting of a niece, two nephews and four cats — everybody else is strewn along the east coast. I drove to California in 1988 and found my way to Ojai in 1993. My career in writing children’s picture books was launched in 2010. I enjoy childhood make believe and have yet to outgrow (if 56 years hasn’t done it, nothing will).read more