Second in this splendid series of books from Sunbeam Schools, Sundial is a collection of engaging stories from twenty-seven inspired young writers. The stories range from friendship, loyalty, adventure and love to jealousy, revenge, crime, fantasy, sci-fi and a lot else. These writers have walked the same path as professional writers. First, develop a solid story idea, analyse it minutely and hammer it into shape. Then, draw a comprehensive structure and invite your peers to review it. Only then begin the writing—meditative and straight from the heart. Such has been this enterprise. There was a time when only grown-ups wrote books and children read them. The tables seem to have turned. These young writers have stood long in the light of the sun to tell you that the time has come for a new book of stories. Enjoy every moment of this Sundial.