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This is the book that finally connects the dots between our childhood experiences, our current adult behavior and the way we parent.  It is a valuable resource for parents, future parents and anyone who has issues with self-esteem, trust or intimacy.

You can benefit from this book if:

  • You experienced a childhood that was something less than “perfect.”

  • You desire to explore negative adult behaviors that may be a result of your childhood experiences.

  • You grew up in dysfunction and are now ready to begin or have already started a process of healing.

  • You want to enhance your parenting skills through an understanding of your own behavior.

  • You experienced a relatively normal childhood, yet now desire to develop greater understanding and compassion for others who did not enjoy such a rich experience.

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Marion Witte is the author of “Little Madhouse on the Prairie,” a memoir that chronicles her abuse as a child, as well as the healing process that finally brought her peace as an adult.  She is the founder and director of the Angel Heart Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to parenting assistance and youth empowerment.

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This book tells the story of a child who was not loved, nurtured, protected and supported.  It can happen to any child, and it may have happened to you or someone you know.  If you would like to share your reaction to this story, or your own incredible experience, please do so by Contacting Us.

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Home Page Slide 4 (Buying the Book)

We are thrilled to be bringing Little Madhouse on the Prairie into the world, and we would like you to be a part of that excitement. We are deeply appreciative of our readers’ support, as these book sales contribute to our child advocacy work.

If you find the book helpful, please share your copy with someone else who you think may benefit from it.  Or suggest they order their own copy.

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Wise Owl Publishing, Inc. is a registered California corporation with its corporate office located in Camarillo, California.

We specialize in works of inspiration, healing and transformation.


Group Discounts

If your organization is involved in one of the following areas, contact us for volume purchase discounts:

  • Social work
  • Children’s rights advocacy
  • Abuse and neglect prevention
  • Therapeutic and healing services
  • Education
  • Child protective services and law enforcement

Book Clubs

Book clubs are encouraged to access our Book Club Discussion Topics for suggestions about material that can be used by their members. We are currently offering a discount to book clubs on purchases of 25 or more books.

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Interested parties should contact us for more details.

A Compelling Read

Marion Witte’s book is a compelling and inspiring read.  She tells the haunting story of her abusive childhood and takes us on her journey as she gradually gains insight into the ways that the abuse she experienced affected her self-image and behavior as an adult.  Most importantly, through sharing her path toward recovery and healing, she shows all of us who have experienced trauma in childhood that, through our personal work and commitment to heal, we can learn to be healthier, happier people than we may have thought possible.

MBD, Los Angeles, California

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