Kenny Chumbley
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Rantoul, IL
Minister, author, playwright. Author of The Green Children, the Literary Classics 2017 Enchanted Page Award winner for best children's storybook.

Author, publisher. BA, University of Illinois, MA & MDiv, Trinity Theological Seminary. Author of Ol' Pigtoes (illustraed children's book), The Green Children (illustrated children's book), and The Green Children musical play. The play premiere in Champaign, IL, in September 2017, and in Dundalk, Ireland in November 2019. Author of the novella, The Goblins and the Gravedigger (Adelaide Books, New York, NY), the radio play, The Goblins and the Gravedigger, and the two-act stageplay, The Goblins and the Gravedigger. Author of ten articles on fairy tales, published in Modern Literature (

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by Kenny Chumbley & Jim Mcguiggan

The story comes from a 12th-century English legend about two children, a boy and girl, who emerged from a hole in the ground near the town of Woolpit, England. They were completely green and would only eat green beans. In the legend, the boy dies early on, but the girl is taken in by a knight. As she grew older her greenness faded. After reading this story, I decided to turn it into a Celtic faerie tale and then into a musical play.


The play includes:

Twelve songs using traditional Celtic airs

A Riverdance reel 

An enchantment or two 

A battle scene

Lots of laughter, suspense, love, and dreams



The Green Children, 2017 Literary Classics Enchanted Page Award winner

The Goblins and the Gravedigger: winner, 2019 Moondance International Film Festival; Best Script, 2019 (Fall) California International Shorts Festival