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We love independent bookstores and libraries. But, we face a challenge — Ingram allows only one discount per title. Unfortunately, that makes it extremely difficult for small publishers to provide a discount that is fair to both mass retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the other online giants, as well as libraries and small bookstores. 

To continue to sell online and also support independent booksellers and libraries, we’ve set our discount with Ingram at a point where Amazon and the others will carry Wonder Shell online and have created this portal so that small booksellers and libraries can order copies of Wonder Shell directly from Orsorum at a discounted price.

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By John Harbour

Wonder Shell

Full Color Hardback (56 pages)
Retail price: $19.99
Direct order price: $12.99
ISBN: 978-0-9710230-4-8
Library of Congress Control Number: 2023907900

Embark on a journey of self-discovery and ancient wisdom as Corazinda explores the true meaning of his name, the secret behind Ddraigddyn’s identity, and the enchanting power of the shells of wonder. This captivating tale will open your heart and mind to the magic of kindness and empathy, revealing that the strength to change the world resides within us all.

Wonder Shell is a touching story inspired by the magical legends and the coastline of southern Wales.


"This is an imaginative and whimsical story that promotes kindness and helps to explain the concept of empathy to young readers. A warm and fantastical tale about empathy and kindness."

Our Verdict: Get it.

- Kirkus Reviews

"Visionary tale that teaches how compassion can ease life’s burdens. Malygina’s delicate watercolor illustrations are a stunning backdrop for this tender, big-hearted tale, as they showcase the village’s rolling hills and cerulean water. Harbour’s lesson is a timely reminder of the impact grace can have on the world around us."

- BookLife Review

Rare when you find a book as beautifully illustrated as this. Rarer still when the story matches the illustration in beauty. This is just such a book, and congratulations to both writer and artist.

A soft, gentle story about a boy and ... well, something else. Full of quirky details, charming mise en scene, well-drawn characters and words that ring true. A lesson for people of all ages. When I finish this review I'm going to buy another copy and send it to my daughter so she can read it to my grandson. Lovely.

⭐⭐⭐⭐5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely wonderful

- Geoffrey V. Raymond

Best Selling Author

John Harbour

John Harbour is an American writer and resides with his wife  in New York City. John's writing spans various genres, with fiction works such as "Nighthawks," "The Last Trout," and numerous short stories as well as the children's book, "Darya The Droplet." John's non-fiction work includes "Diary of a Hippie: A Real-Life Journal of What to Expect During a Total Hip Replacement," as well as food and travel essays. With a passion for travel, John enjoys exploring new destinations, which often serve as inspiration for his writing.

Award Winning Illustrator

Lyubov Malygina

Lyubov Malygina, an award-winning Ukrainian artist-illustrator, brings the story to life with her stunning watercolor illustrations. Her work on classics like The Wind in The Willows and The Secret Garden has received widespread acclaim, including the Ukrainian Book of the Year award in 2018. Currently residing in Warsaw due to the Ukrainian conflict, Malygina's art continues to inspire and enchant. Explore her portfolio at

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