All About a Boy Who Was Afraid of Thunder

Ann Hannon 5199576203418



Ann Marie Hannon

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Afraid of thunder? Learn how Grandma Annie helps her grandson overcome his fear of thunder. This "universal" story can help anyone overcome this fear. After all, as Grandma Annie points out, "If we didn't have thunder, it sure would be hard to stay out of the way of lightning."


Family,Children's,Young Adult

Short Summary

Somewhere on a little hill overlooking a tiny town there is a house where a lovely Grandma lady lives. She has many grandchildren who live all over the world. Her name is Grandma Annie, and this is her story as told to me some time ago. Maybe you'll want to tell it to someone too; I hope so.

Problems solved! Grandma Annie not only helps Jimmy overcome his fear of thunder, she also allays his discomfort from the terrible clashing sounds with an insightful remedy. Jimmy and teddy fall peacefully asleep and so does Grandma Annie in the rocker that is always there for her.


Can be anywhere in the world. Thunder and lightning happen everywhere.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Meaningful Message,Coming of Age,Other

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Grandma Annie

Age: 65

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Charming,Confident,Empathetic,Engaging,Educated,Selfless,Modest

Additional Character Details

Name: Jimmy

Age: 4

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Funny,Modest,Flexible,Insecure

Additional Character Details

Name: Teddy (Jimmy's teddy bear)

Age: 4

Gender: Other

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Blunt,Funny

Additional Character Details

Name: Brendan (Grandma Annie's other grandson)

Age: mid-20's

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Confident,Decisive,Engaging,Heartthrob,Educated,Honorable,Visionary,Funny

Development Pitch

Log line -- An educational anthology series for toddlers and even young adults, following a boy with his fears and worries and how his family, teach and friends help to resolve them. An anthology series for children, following a young boy who has many fears and worries, but learns to overcome them with the help of his loving family, teacher and friends and most of all, Grandma Annie the rescue! Synopsis -- For many of us, remembering ourselves as a young child, the whole world and nearly everything we experienced on a daily basis was new and fascinating. Some things, however, may have frightened us or caused us worry. Some of the more obvious ones were like be being afraid of the dark, the monster under the bed or the scary noise coming from the basement. Others, however, may have been worries and fears that we haven’t thought of since we were children ourselves; starting with the first day of school, losing baby teeth, moving away from home or something as simple as making new friends. This anthology series follows a young boy as he weaves his way through all of the fears and worries that all children, and even the friends they have, may face this book, "All About a Boy Who Was Afraid of Thunder" relies on Grandma Annie to "save the day".

About The Author

My name is Ann Marie Hannon and I'm an author and a certified, trained Mediator which helps in my writing about problem-solving. I've written several award-winning children's books and all trend toward a new, realism about kids with worries, and how to solve those worries in easy to understand and reasonable ways. I've loved reading and writing my whole life and my latest book is called "All About A Boy Who Was Afraid of Thunder." It offers problem-solving attitudes and easily fits into the family-centered world because of the main character, Grandma Annie, who always "comes to the rescue" to help her grandson overcome his everyday, and normal for a kid, childhood worries. My books are written in the style of Charles Schultz and Richard Scarry and they're "universal" in the sense that the grandson's name could be Juan, Pierre or other. In this book, thunder is so terrifying it makes Grandma Annie's grandson hide when he hears it and he worries about when it will happen again. Grandma Annie visits and comforts him with a story about when the boy's grandfather was a youngster and his Grandfather learned that thunder was a "good" thing. She offers a problem-solving solution that works for the boy, and he is able to decide that thunder is okay. Just as importantly, readers of this book, both kids and parents, will love how this critical worry ends and that the book has wide appeal because it lets all “kids with worries” realize that they are not alone and can solve problems with teamwork.

Target Audiences

Age: 7-12,6 and under,13-17

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: No

Hard Copy Available



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