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Young Ebenezer – Confronts the School Bully

First of all Happy Weekend Book Lovers, sorry we have not been around for a while would you believe we are actually writing. It’s true, I kid you not. So during #CampNaNoWriMo we worked on our poetry book Butterflies & Blue Skies ~ Poetry & Prose 2′ but we got off course and picked up on our #Selkie Folklore story.

Today however, we went off on a completely different tangent, but it was very productive. We actually completed the second book in the Young Ebenezer series. This time Young Ebenezer gets to go ‘Trick or Treating’ for the very first time. Sadly Jacob Marley the school bully is out stealing all the candy from the other boys and girls.

With the help of Grandfather Time and Miss Ruby Heart (me of course) we hope to get Jacob to change his ways.

Young Ebenezer Teaser on YouTube

Young Ebenezer Sample Pages

We are currently checking out images to put in the print version of the book, we have been looking at bright pumpkin edging from Dreamtime or dark bat and pumpkin edging from 123rf . Click the imagebelow, opens in a new tab for ease of reading.

Page Samples

As the book is aimed at younger readers we are favouring the bright page trims at the top of the image. However, we would love to know what your thoughts are? Leave us a little comment in the box below.

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Camp NaNoWriMo Day 05 Part 2

Another new #WIP work in progress from Rose English if you like poetry and nature then these collections are worth checking out.

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Day 05 Camp NaNoWriMo

So I thought I would share with you part of my reason for doing the Camp NaNoWriMo Challenge. It is to create some original prose to go with the poetry I did during my NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month) Challenge earlier in the year. I absolutely LOVE the cover by JC CLarke.

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Butterflies & Blue Skies ~ Poetry & Prose 2

Synopsis:

Collection of Poetry & Prose, a sequel to ‘Rainbows and Roses’ which is a delightful selection of whimsical short stories, along with a collection of poetry inspired by memories from childhood, the environment, together with a little bit of fun.

In this second volume I am hoping to feature some information on flowers and plants loved by Butterflies and Bees.

Many of the poems that will feature were written during the 2019 NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month)

Excerpt:

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Elegy of a Butterfly

Exhausted the…

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Camp NaNoWriMo Day 06 Part 2 Selkie

We love folk tales and the folk ballad that inspires this work in progress is worth checking out. The YouTube video on this blog is wonderful and the music hauntingly beautiful.

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Day 06 Camp NaNoWriMo

Today I believe fate was giving me a guiding hand because I spotted a special offer on an editing package available for September. I sent off an email and was lucky enough to bag the final spot. So now I have something to aim for.

YouTube The Grey Selkie of Sule Skerry

I also came across a wonderful YouTube video the Icicle Diversswimming with grey seals. The short film was accompanied by the most beautiful version of the old folk ballad that I have ever heard by Maz O’Connor check it out. So very inspiring I’ve been listening to it most of the day.

‘The Great Selkie of Sule Skerry’ Teaser 2

I have been toying with the idea of using the original cover for Seal Mother as the basis of this new story. Love to read your thoughts, drop me a message below. Thank…

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#RubyTubeDay 08 More Ketchup Please

Miss Ruby Heart Reviews Book 08

08 More Ketchup Please

More Ketchup Please!

by Adam Bestwick

 

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We give this book 4 Paws & a Lick

4 paws plus

Full Review on Goodreads

More Ketchup Please! Ruby's Tomato TaleMore Ketchup Please! Ruby’s Tomato Tale by Adam Bestwick

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Loved this book written in rhyme and full of fun illustrations. When Ruby was a baby Dad was half asleep one night when he went to get a bottle of milk to feed her. Sadly he gave her a bottle of tomato ketchup instead. Now Ruby has to have tomato ketchup on EVERYTHING!

‘She glugged ketchup on her boiled egg (and even in her soup)…
Ketchup on her ice cream too…
that poured out with a gloop!’

and when she runs out she screams “I want more ketchup please!”

Before we know it the corner shop runs out, then the supermarkets and even the whole world might be running out soon too.

Do you know womeone who loves ketchup as much as Ruby?

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#RubyTubeDay 07 Emy Gets A Sister

Miss Ruby Heart Reviews Book 07

07 Emy Gets a Sister

Emy Gets A Sister

by Chris Turnbull Illustrated by Rebecca Sharp

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We give this book 4 Paws & a Lick

4 paws plus

Full Review on Goodreads

Emy Gets A SisterEmy Gets A Sister by Chris Turnbull

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutley LOVE this little book series based on true events.

Once again a bright and very beautiful children’s picture book. The stunning illustrations by Rebecca Sharp really bring the story to life. A book to share with the whole family. This is Book 2 so I would highly recommend getting Book 1 ‘A Home for Emy’ to read first.


A Home For Emy by Chris Turnbull

Both very Highly recommended

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