Gloria The Chipmunk

And so begins science fiction writer and poet Richard
Tornello's children's debut, Gloria the Chipmunk, a
fascinating and beguiling collection of three fables for
intermediate readers.  Playful, engaging, and
complemented by full color illustrations and graphite
sketches, these earthy tales introduce a plucky nut
gatherer named Gloria.  Given the opportunity - and a
few adventures - Gloria will prove to the entire forest
that she is one tough nut gatherer to crack.