About The Author


Peter Veglia was a musical theatre and classroom teacher for 40+ years. He is a founding member of the R.M.P.D. Allstars rock band. He enjoys music, travel, hiking, yoga, tai chi, organic gardening, cooking, crosswords, and chess. He lives with his family in California, where he is working on his next book, "Peter V's ABC's".


About The Book

The Girl on the Hill

Girl on the Hill” is a modern fairytale about a girl who is endowed with a magical power that enables her to “make anything small”. The King has a huge problem: a wicked witch has cast a spell on his son and shrunk him to three inches tall. Worse than that, she’s given the prince to a colony of rats in the palace walls. The King sends for the girl and asks her to rescue his son. He promises her riches and a royal marriage if she can succeed. She devises a plan, using her special powers. The surprise ending will have children cheering and laughing out loud.




How the education system could be improved

The education system could be improved greatly by making it more relevant and more interesting to students. The education system is dominated by a set of rules that are out of touch and out of date. Students are still expected to sit quietly in cramped, uncomfortable desk spaces, studying and absorbing teacher-directed materials for 6 […]

What inspires you as an author?

What inspires me as an author is the opportunity to help children fall in love with reading, as I did as a young child. I want children to experience the wonder and excitement of reading. I want them to able to travel anywhere and experience any adventure when their minds and imaginations are stirred by […]

Why should children read it?

Children should read this book because it will make them love reading, They will love the Fairy-Tale format. They will LOVE the illustrations. They will love the meter and rhyme scheme. They will love the vocabulary. It will make them happy to read it over and over again, to memorize it and read it or […]