Norman, Oklahoma author, T.L. Standridge has written a book little girls will love. Melanie Marie Mary Mowry and the Sugar Plum Fairy (Tate, 2012) was inspired by her years of observing people and her experience in education. The fun 64 page work is filled with delightful illustrations by Jeff Elliot. The diverse, multi-ethnic cast of characters are planned as part of a series of future books as well. Watch a short trailer on the book here. The author has the fictional girls interact with scripture and work through their problems using its teachings and insights in an engaging manner which highlights a positive view of personal faith.